Several west central Minnesota legislators were named to committee chair posts today by the Legislature's Republican leadership.
Area senators named as committee chairs are:
* Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, Transportation Budget and Policy
* Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, Higher Education Budget and Policy
* Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, Environmental and Natural Resources Budget and Policy
Area representatives named as committee chairs are:
* Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, Legacy Funding Division
* Rep. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, Civil Law Committee