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The front corner desk where DFL Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls sat is decorated Monday with his picture and flowers. Kubly, who died Friday, was honored with a moment of silence by state lawmakers. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Minn. lawmakers pause to remember late Sen. Kubly

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Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem walked across the front of the Minnesota Senate chamber Monday, pausing at a desk decorated with flowers and a photo of Sen. Gary Kubly. "He was a great guy," Senjem said about the Granite Falls lawmaker who died Friday. "We will really miss him."

The desk is where Kubly sat this year, as Lou Gehrig's disease drained his energy.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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