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.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."