Michael Brodkorb's threatened lawsuit has prompted the Minnesota Senate to spend $85,000 preparing a defense. The former Republican staff member, who says he was wrongfully fired, met with Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem in a St. Paul coffee shop Monday. Brodkorb's lawyer says he was blindsided by the meeting and calls it a chance encounter he would not have authorized.
Minneapolis fire chief told of 3rd Precinct blaze by CNN's Don Lemon
Mayor Jacob Frey is also coming in for criticism for appearing on MSNBC.