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DAVID TOMASSONI

Tomassoni, an independent lawmaker from Chisholm, was first elected to the Minnesota Legislature in 1992. He revealed his diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 2021, and continued to serve as a senator.
Charlotte Tomassoni, 69, of Chisholm, was arrested Sunday night for domestic assault.
Tomassoni spoke with MPR News Thursday, July 22, about how he’s navigating life with an incurable disease.
In a letter published in the Mesabi Tribune, Tomassoni wrote that he has been facing the disease for "a while now."

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