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Jobless benefits denied for fired Minnesota Senate staffer Brodkorb

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ST. PAUL -- The state has denied unemployment benefits for the Republican Senate staffer who was fired following an affair with the majority leader.

Michael Brodkorb is appealing the decision to reject his claim. Brodkorb's lawyer, Phil Villaume, tells Minnesota Public Radio News the matter is privileged and private.

Michael Brodkorb filed a gender discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a precursor to legal action.

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