Sens. David Senjem and Rod Skoe had to "kidnap" Sergeant-at-Arms Herb Cook who was reluctant to come onto the Senate floor. Senators then serenaded him singing "Happy Birthday."
Senators serenaded Herb Cook by singing "Happy Birthday."
Sen. Karin Housley, right, showed past Minnesota Legislature rings to Sen. David Senjem. Senators can order these rings from Josten's today.
Sen. Alice Johnson and Majority Leader Tom Bakk talked with Sen. Rod Skoe before the vote on the tax bill in the Senate. Skoe is the author of the bill and Chair of the conference committee.
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