ST. PAUL — DFLers won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives as election results rolled in Tuesday night, Nov. 6. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown conceded defeat at 11 p.m., when he phoned House DFL Leader Melissa Hortman to congratulate her on winning a majority of seats. Hortman is expected to be elected the next speaker.
ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a truck driver’s son who emerged from St. Paul’s East Side to become a college and Olympic hockey star and one of the state’s most popular political leaders, died Sunday surrounded by family and friends at Our Lady of Peace hospice in St. Paul. He was 83. Gov. Mark Dayton confirmed his death, which occurred a month after he was admitted to the hospice.