United States Republican, Jim Ramstad, is planning on retiring from Congress. The Star Tribune reported the announcement is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday. He has represented the southern, western and northern suburbs for 9 consecutive terms. The plan to retire is not thought to be because of health problems.
WCCO said that the loss of this representative would be missed not only locally but nationally as well. The press conference will be in Minnetonka, and Ramstad will undoubtedly announce he will not run for congress again. Ramstad has been a representative for Minnesota since 1990.