DFL state Rep. Dan Schoen on Sunday was in for some tough negotiations.
His young son Wyatt was unwilling to accept a mandate to clean his room and practice his letters. Indeed, Wyatt supported riding his bike before entertaining the possibility of room cleaning or letter practicing.
So Schoen, a first-term House member from St. Paul Park, and Wyatt, who will turn five years old this week, took the situation to a conference committee to work out their differences.
Rep. Erik Paulsen called for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, going further than many GOP lawmakers in the aftermath of a move that has roiled the Capitol over the last day.