The chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee has some deep concerns about the University of Minnesota's student conduct policy. Republican Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville says recent scandals involving student athletes have embarrassed the entire state of Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Senate has approved a two-year pay freeze for employees in Minnesota public and charter schools. Local State Senators John Pederson of St. Cloud and Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville both voted in favor of the bill.