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Schoen: Legislative control is 'heavy burden' for DFL

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Republicans pulled out a surprising win in south Washington County in 2010 en route to claiming control of the Minnesota Legislature, but the political pendulum swung the other way locally and statewide just two years later.


Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Dan Schoen put a local House seat back in DFL hands in last week's election, one of many Democratic pick-ups that helped the party regain legislative control.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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