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State Senate DFLers name whips and president pro tempore

New DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has rounded out the caucus leadership posts with several appointments.

Caucus whips:

  • State Sens. Chris Eaton (Brooklyn Center)
  • Lyle Koenen (Clara City)

President pro tempore of the Minnesota Senate:

  • Sen. Ann H. Rest (New Hope)

Previously, the new DFL majority caucus had elected these leaders:

  • Sen. Katie Sieben (Newport): assistant majority leader
  • Sen. Sandra Pappas (St. Paul): president of the Senate
  • Sen. Richard Cohen (St. Paul): Finance Committee chair
  • Sen. Rod Skoe (Clearbrook): Tax Committee chair
  • Sen. Jeffrey Hayden (Minneapolis): deputy leader.

The session starts Jan. 8.

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