ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent says she plans to retire at the end of her term and won't seek reelection in 2022. Because of that, she is stepping down as minority leader.

Kent, a Woodbury Democrat, has served in the Senate for 10 years and says she decided to retire so she could focus more on her family, especially her mother, who she hasn't seen for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get our free mobile app

Kent said serving in the Senate has been the greatest honor of her life.

The Senate Democratic caucus will select a new minority leader on Sept. 13.

Private 1960 Hilltop Rochester Minnesota Home Has Hidden Pool

Designed by Ellerbe and Company in 1959, this home isn't "a step back in time", but it is a step into the image you have about 1950's/60's homes from TV shows and movies. 

Plus, its super private, just up the hill from Bamber Valley Elementary. Most of the homes in that area are a marvel to see (take a walk up there sometimes, I think you'd really like it. Lots of trees and homes set way back). 

Enjoy this home at 2410 Hillside Lane SW in Rochester. It could be yours for just under $900,000.