Legislators Encouraged to Resign

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Dozens of local faith leaders have joined the chorus of people calling on two state lawmakers to step down in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations. In an open letter to Republican Representative Tony Cornish and DFL Senator Dan Schoen, the faith leaders say the lawmakers' behavior violates "our dignity, our decency and our democracy."

Reverend Emily Goldthwaite Fries was among around 48 religious leaders who signed the letter. Cornish and Schoen have disputed some of the claims against them.

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