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Gary Kubly is pictured at his home in a recent January interview with the West Central Tribune. The upcoming session will be the Granite Falls senator's last, following his ALS diagnosis last year. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Minnesota loses state Sen. Gary Kubly

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ST. PAUL -- One of the old-style Minnesota state senators, not into partisan bickering, has died.

Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, died in a St. Paul hospital Friday after suffering a medical problem Wednesday morning. He was diagnosed with Lou Gerig's Disease in 2010 and his health gradually failed.


Funeral services are expected to be in Granite Falls on Wednesday.

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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.