Prettner Solon not sure she wants another term as Lt. Gov.


File this with the Thanks, But No Thanks Dept: Minnesota's Lt. Gov. isn't sure she wants another term of Capitol life.

Yvonne Prettner Solon gives up the goods to MinnPost's Doug Grow, and is rather candid about her seemingly minimal relationship with Gov. Mark Dayton: She communicates to him, for instance, through his staff.

Without rancor, as Grow points out. But she does take note of the recent weapons ban talks that she headed at the Capitol, where Dayton appeared to contradict her feelings by saying he wasn't sure he wanted to limit handguns at the people's house.

Prettner Solon was elected to the state Senate after her husband, Sen. Sam Solon, died, as the Duluth News Tribune reports. Gov. Mark Dayton picked her as his running mate in 2010.

She also notes that she is just more than two years into a term, so she doesn't feel she needs to rush to a decision. One of Dayton's spokespeople tells MinnPost the two “have consistently said that they will have that conversation at the end of the year.

Even so, it's hard not to argue with this: “I’m 67 years old,’’ she tells MinnPost. “I’ve worked since I was 10 years old.”

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