Senator Melissa Wiklund

Melissa Wiklund represents District 50, which includes portions of Bloomington and Richfield in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Learn more about Sen. Wiklund. Read more news from Sen. Wiklund.

With Omicron Variant Surging, Senate DFL Leader López Franzen, Senator Wiklund Press Senate Republicans to Expand State Capitol COVID Protect

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen and Senator Melissa Wiklund today renewed their call for the Senate Republican majority to dramatically expand COVID protections in Senate-controlled areas of the State Capitol complex and the Minnesota Senate Building, saying the current approach puts Senators, staff, the visiting public and even taxpayers at risk.

Members of the Senate DFL support POCI Caucus

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright was killed by Brooklyn Center police. In response to this devastating event, Senators Isaacson, Wiklund, Johnson Stewart, Eaton, Pappas, Putnam, Dziedzic, Dibble, Carlson, Port, Murphy, Klein, McEwen, Kent, Cwodzinski, Wiger, and Marty release the following statement in support of the Minnesota Senate’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus members:

Senate DFL women Senators demand equal rights under the law

The women of the Senate DFL gathered today virtually to rally for Minnesota to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The federal Equal Rights Amendment was originally written in 1923 and finally passed by Congress in 1972. Minnesota ratified the ERA one year later in 1973. After nearly 100 years, the ERA bill was passed in the Minnesota House in 2019, but did not make it past the Republican-controlled Senate.

Entire Senate DFL Caucus Signs on to Support Students of All Faiths

Thank you for your work to ensure that all Minnesotans voices and perspectives are heard in our state legislature. As we work for the good of all Minnesotans, we write to strongly encourage you to support legislation that we will be introducing alongside Representative Hodan Hassan. This bill makes small changes to ensure that all Minnesotans have full access to the religious freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.