The full Legislature on Monday picked four people for open seats on the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents. They will serve six-year, unpaid terms on the governing board.
Steve Sviggum, a Republican, former Speaker of the state House of Representatives and a farmer
David McMillan, executive vice president of Allete and a resident of Duluth
David Larson, a recently-retired executive at Cargill and an incumbent member of the Board of Regents
Laura Brod, a former Republican state representative first elected in 2002
The four were all part of a slate recommended by a joint meeting of the higher education committees last week.
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