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DFL Sen. Gary Kubly still hospitalized; listed in stable condition

ST. PAUL -- Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls remained hospitalized Thursday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was taken by ambulance Wednesday after suffering cardiac-like symptoms.

He's currently sedated but his condition is considered stable, according to his wife, Pat.

"It's a wait-and-see situation," Pat Kubly said in a phone interview Thurs-day.

Kubly, 68, was diagnosed just over a year ago with amyotropic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. A longtime Lutheran pastor, he is in his third term representing District 20 in the Minnesota Senate.

His wife said the couple's three adult children are with them at Regions Hospital. "We're going to just focus on him," she said.

Doctors have been conducting tests. It's not known yet what caused the senator's symptoms but the family expects to learn more today.

Pat Kubly called 911 from their apartment Wednesday after her husband became ill.

She said the family is grateful for the outpouring of support they've received. Visitors to the hospital have included two pastors from Granite Falls and the Lutheran bishop.