Much like her paramour Michael Brodkorb did in October, Amy Koch did the media rounds last week and gave interviews about her December 2011 ouster as Senate Majority Leader to MinnPost, the Star Tribune, the AP, and anybody on the street who would listen.SEE ALSO: Michael Brodkorb and Amy Koch could ... More >>
One interesting new tidbit from the Strib's Amy Koch exposé has to do with how news of Koch's affair with then-staffer Michael Brodkorb circulated back in December 2011.SEE ALSO: Amy Koch owns bowling alley, offers up unfortunate quote while talking about itTurns out news was spoon-fed to WCCO by l ... More >>
Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina, is giving up his House seat in hopes of filling the Edina-area Senate vacancy created when Brodkorb-sullied Sen. Geoff Micheldecided not to run again.Downey is in the closing stretch of a tough race against his Democrat opponent, Target attorney Melisa Franzen, but here's ... More >>
See also:--The Amy Koch Affair--Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment, GOP senator says--Michael Brodkorb wants to settle invasion of privacy lawsuit with Senate--Michael Brodkorb's attorney "blindsided" by meeting with senators--Michael Brodkorb domestic dispute
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The Senate is stuck between Rock-korb and a hard place.After June 21, the Larkin Hoffman law firm will begin charging the Senate late fees on a $46,150 tab stemming from work performed through mid-March related to ex-staff Michael Brodkorb's potential defamation and gender discrimination lawsuit. On ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb served the Minnesota Senate with notice yesterday that he will be suing for defamation in addition to gender discrimination.
At issue is Brodkorb's firing by Secretary of the Senate Cal Ludeman after former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch was forced to resign for having an "inappro ... More >>
Divided along partisan lines, there isn't enough support among Senate Ethics Committee members to launch an ethics investigation into how Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, handled the Amy Koch-Michael Brodkorb scandal.During a hearing last Friday, the four member committee discussed an ethics complaint ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb declined to take questions at a press conference this afternoon announcing that he has filed paperwork with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to begin a lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate.
Through his attorney Gregory Walsh, Brodkorb announced that he will be suing S ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment months before he was fired in the wake of Amy Koch's resignation, a Republican state senator tells City Pages.Brodkorb, the Republican Senate caucus' former communications director, was "abusive," "vicious," and "threatening," according to our s ... More >>
DFL Sen. Sandra Pappas filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Geoff Michel today for his handling of the Amy Koch affair.
Michel "brought the Minnesota Senate into dishonor and disrepute" by failing to appropriately address former Senator Majority Leader Amy Koch's affair with Michael Brodkorb, ... More >>
After Republicans took control of the Minnesota Senate and made Michael Brodkorb communications director for the caucus, Brodkorb sent out a memo laying out the rules of social media.
Addressed to "all staff," the memo begins by explaining that caucus members have a stake in the Minnesota Senat ... More >>
Target attorney Melisa Franzen is seeking the DFL endorsement to challenge former GOP Senate Deputy Majority Leader Geoff Michel for his Edina Senate seat. Michel was first elected to the Senate in 2002 and rose all the way to Deputy Majority Leader until the sex-scandaled leadership of Amy Koch. ... More >>
Just over a month after his tenure as communications chief for former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch's came to an end amid rumors the two were having an affair, Michael Brodkorb is reportedly lawyering up and considering revenge. In a news release, the Bloomington-based law firm of Villaume & ... More >>
Amy Koch resigned over an "inappropriate relationship" with a staffer. Michael Brodkorb was her staffer and resigned today. Coincidence?Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned her leadership position Thursday after fellow Republicans confronted her about an "inappropriate relations ... More >>
Minnesota lawmakers have until July 1 to get it together.As of today, the Minnesota Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks tardy in solving the state's $5 billion budget deficit. Unfortunately for everyone, there doesn't appear to be a budget deal in sight.
If no agreement is made by July 1st, ... More >>