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War hero Kriesel won't run again for Minn. legislative seat

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ST. PAUL -- A first-term Minnesota legislator who made a bigger splash than most says he is not running again.

Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, sent a letter to fellow lawmakers and staff this morning saying he wants to spent more time with his family because "giving my wife and sons the time they deserve has become increasingly difficult."


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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.