Carly Melin, the DFLer who won last week’s special election in House District 5B, will be sworn in Tuesday in a ceremony in Hibbing.
It will happen at noon in the council chambers at the Hibbing City Hall. Administering the oath will be longtime Judge Gary J. Pagliaccetti.
She won a special election to replace Tony Sertich, who was appointed to be chief of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.
It wasn’t the snow that kept her away from the Capitol in St. Paul, she said in a statement:
“I am honored to take my oath of office right here in Hibbing. While I could have been sworn in in St. Paul, I wanted to be surrounded by members of my district when I pledge to serve them with honor and dignity. When I take my oath, I will be surrounded by citizens of Chisholm, Hibbing, Floodwood, Meadowlands, and folks [as] far South as Fredenberg Township. When I go to St. Paul I will be representing the people of Northern Minnesota, and that’s why it’s important for me to be sworn into office in the Northland.”