Walz Comments On Mitchell Burglary Charge

(Austin, MN) — Governor Walz is offering his first comments on the arrest of a state senator on burglary charges. Walz was in Austin yesterday when he was asked about the Monday arrest of DFL Senator Nicole Mitchell in Detroit Lakes. Walz called the situation troubling and said there were questions regarding the arrest that still need to be answered. He also said that elected officials should be held to a high standard, and that the situation is a “family tragedy” involving someone who “had her home violated.” Mitchell issued a new statement yesterday vowing not to resign and saying all the facts in the case have not been given to the public.

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