Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

"Arrows" comment prompts objection in the Minn. House

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
politics Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

ST. PAUL - State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, was on the House floor promoting his bill to provide an easier way for professionals to become teachers when he thanked another lawmaker who offered similar bills in the past.

Advertisement
Advertisement

"Pioneers take the first arrows," Garofalo said about his colleague.

After the debate wrapped up, Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, rose to object to Garofalo's comment.

Persell said American Indians that he represents would be offended by the Garofalo statement. Persell said the comment goes against House rules that forbid derogatory statements, but he did not pursue any formal action.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness