Minnesota Senate, former employee settle suit
ST. PAUL - A longtime Republican activist agreed Thursday to drop a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination against the Minnesota Senate.
Former Senate GOP spokesman Michael Brodkorb will get $30,000 in severance pay in the deal, which already cost state taxpayers more than $300,000 in legal fees. He was fired after senators discovered he and then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, were having an affair.
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