And, with all the drama a one page order posted online can summon, it is case dismissed.
On Tuesday, the 'order of dismissal' was filed in the long running case of Michael Brodkorb v. the Minnesota Senate.
The one sentence order sheds no new light on the now-settled Brodkorb lawsuit. Brodkorb is a former Senate employee who was fired in late 2011 after he had an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. After she stepped down, he was dismissed. A few months later, he sued the Senate for gender discrimination.
Senate Republicans and their staff will be locked out of a Capitol parking ramp starting Saturday, the latest flash point between the GOP caucus and Senate Democrats who have traded jabs over the new Minnesota Senate Building.