Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, announced she will not seek re-election.

Norton is in her fifth term. House DFL Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, praised Norton for her legislative work on driver safety and autism, as well as Rochester's Destination Medical Center. She currently sits on Greater Minnesota economic development, higher education and transportation committees. 

Norton won without an opponent in 2014. 

Democrats, looking to flip six seats to re-take the House after a crushing 2014 defeat, will have to find a fresh candidate and defend what will be an open seat. 

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