Lawmakers Cited For Making Out Dispute Report, But Pay Fine
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park still say they disagree with the park ranger's report, but they've decided to pay their $260 fines.
State Reps. Tim Kelly and Tara Mack were cited Aug. 25 for causing a nuisance. The Dakota County ranger who issued the citations wrote that they were making out in a car at an Eagan park. Both representatives are married.
In separate statements Friday, the lawmakers said they disagree with the report, but they are paying the fine.
Kelly said the incident impacted his family in a way he's not willing to accept and it's time to move forward.
Mack says she's also moving on to focus on her marriage and family, and decided not to file a complaint.