Senate Confirms Higher Education, MN Labor & Industry Commissioners

DFL Majority Leader Dziedzic Says Approval of Dennis Olson, Nicole Blissenbach Will Allow Those Important Agencies to Move Forward Without Disruption

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today that the Senate has confirmed both Dennis Olson as Higher Education Commissioner, and Nicole Blissenbach as Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner.  The approvals will help ensure that both those important agencies can get work done on behalf of Minnesota without disruption.

“Both Commissioner Olson and Commissioner Blissenbach have shown an ability to lead their respective agencies, and the Senate has moved to confirm them in a timely manner,” said Majority Leader Dziedzic.  “We are steadily confirming commissioners because we know that when nominations are held up, it disrupts the important work that Minnesotans expect from their state government. I’m confident that Commissioners Olson and Blissenbach will continue to serve Minnesota well.” 

Majority Leader Dziedzic said the Senate DFL Majority will continue to confirm commissioners, to ensure state agencies can continue to work on behalf of Minnesotans without disruption.


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Kari Dziedzic represents District 60, which includes Seward, Cedar Riverside, Southeast and Northeast Minneapolis.

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