Vernon Center News


12/06/2017 01:34 PM  ~~~Source~~~
What are the next steps in combating sexual harassment at the Capitol? 

Sarah Walker is tired of talking about the sexual harassment she has endured as a lobbyist at the Capitol. That doesn't mean she wants to forget the whole thing.


12/04/2017 02:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Special elections planned to replace Minn. lawmakers accused of sexual harassment 

Special elections to replace two Minnesota lawmakers who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment has been tentatively scheduled for early February. Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he has received a formal resignation letter from Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, and has been told to expect a similar letter soon from Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St.


11/28/2017 04:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Rep. Cornish will resign at November's end 

Rep. Tony Cornish submitted his resignation letter Monday evening to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Vernon Center lawmaker had represented his southwestern Minnesota District for eight terms and became the face of efforts to expand gun rights at the Capitol.


11/22/2017 01:51 AM  ~~~Source~~~
2 Minnesota lawmakers to resign amid misconduct allegations 

In this April 24, 2013 file photo, Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, appears on the House floor at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Republican Cornish and Democrat Dan Schoen will resign from office following accusations of sexual misconduct, officials said on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2017.


11/20/2017 07:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Ex-wife of Rep. Tony Cornish once obtained domestic abuse protection order against him 

Rep. Tony Cornish, facing an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by women he worked with at the State Capitol, was accused years ago of aggressive behavior toward his ex-wife. In 1990, a Koochiching County judge granted Cornish's ex-wife Mary a domestic abuse protection order against him.