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Sviggum chooses to keep UMinn regents seat, will resign U teaching position

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MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum says he'll keep his seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and resign from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to end a conflict of interest.

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A regents committee last week told Sviggum that holding both jobs at the university was a conflict and that he should choose one. Sviggum was appointed last month to the unpaid regents' seat. He was also a paid legislative fellow at the Humphrey School.

Sviggum tells the Star Tribune that he's disappointed he won't be able to teach.

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The Star Tribune report can be found at: http://bit.ly/e8Ojvn

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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