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Minnesota State Senator Nicole Mitchell Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary


  • Nicole Mitchell, a Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) lawmaker representing Woodbury, Minnesota, has been arrested.
  • The incident occurred in Detroit Lakes, where she was booked into the Becker County Jail.
  • Charges: She is suspected of first-degree burglary.
  • Arrest Details: Officers responded to a residence off Granger Road and Long Avenue after the homeowner reported a burglary in progress. Mitchell was found inside the house.
  • Formal Charges: As of now, formal charges have not been filed against her.
  • Political Context: Mitchell was elected in 2022 and is currently serving her first term as a State Senator.
  • Reactions: The Senate DFL Caucus is aware of the situation but has not commented. Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson expressed shock and emphasized that legislators are expected to meet a high standard of conduct.

This incident has drawn attention due to Mitchell’s position as a State Senator and her previous roles as a TV meteorologist and an Air National Guard commander.

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