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Dean Johnson waves his thanks to Minnesota legislators Wednesday, March 6, 2013, for re-elected him to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. (Don Davis/Forum News Service photo)

Johnson, Cohen re-elected to university board

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ST. PAUL -- Dean Johnson’s first job after being re-elected a University of Minnesota regent Wednesday night was rushing to the state House chambers to thank lawmakers who voted for him.

The ex-politician knows the importance of maintaining relationships.

“I know 90 percent of these folks,” the former state senator said about lawmakers.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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