Steve Sviggum, commissioner of the state Department of Labor and Industry, addresses area business owners in this undated file photo at the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. State guidelines prevent Sviggum, a former lawmaker, from running for governor while he's employed in his current capacity. Tribune file photo
Sviggum's gubernatorial bid on hold after ruling that states he can't enter the campaign while Labor and Industry Dept. boss
RED WING -- Steve Sviggum's gubernatorial campaign is on indefinite hold.
The Department of Labor and Industry commissioner said Wednesday that a U.S. Office of Special Counsel decision handed down last week prohibits him from seeking the Republican endorsement for governor.
Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.