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Former State Auditor Judi Dutcher gets foundation job

Former State Auditor Judi Dutcher has a new job as the executive director of the Bentson Foundation, which provides education and arts support.

Dutcher, who was once a Republican but ran as the DFL candidate for lieutenant governor in 2006 with Mike Hatch, left her job as executive director of the Museum of Russian Art to take the new job.

Although I now see MPR had a story about this last week, Dutcher put it on her Facebook page last night. Her note:

To my Facebook Friends. It is true, I have resigned my position at The Museum of Russian Art as I am the new Executive Director of the Bentson Foundation. I start at the Foundation on December 1st. I have loved working at the museum and will miss it but I couldn’t say no to the foundation as it will have a big impact on many laudable causes & charitable organizations here in Minnesota.

The Strib says:

The Bentson Foundation was established by Edina businessman Larry Bentson and his wife Barbara, long-time supporters of the University of Minnesota and other educational ventures. Larry Bentson, who died in April 2009 of cancer, was a co-founder of Midcontinent Commuunications. The foundation is expected to support education and arts endeavors.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Robert Langford on 10/30/2010 - 07:00 am.

    Congratulations to a fine administrator and this is good news for Minnesotans. Judi did a fine job at the Museum of Russian Art (a real gem of a small museum) and I am very pleased that she will stay in the non-profit miliau in Minnesota.

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