State Rep. Bud Nornes collapsed and was taken to the hospital during the overnight special session Monday morning.

Nornes passed out, fell and hit his head during a meeting with fellow Republicans sometime after midnight, said Kevin Watterson, a GOP spokesman.

Paramedics were called and took Nornes, 67, to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Watterson said. Nornes was held for examination and observation.

By 3:15 a.m., Nornes was back at the Capitol "feeling better " and expected to vote on the final budget balancing bill.

Nornes, of Fergus Falls, has served in the Legislature since 1996.




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