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Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, Monday listens to testimony about an ethics complaint filed against her. The Capitol hearing was in front of the Senate Ethics Committee. Don Davis/Forum Communications

Ethics panel tells Hoffman to apologize over tweet

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate ethics committee Monday night told state Sen. Gretchen Hoffman to apologize for a misleading tweet about a fellow senator.

Hoffman, R-Vergas, must send an apology letter to Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, and tweet a link to the committee's report finding her at fault. She also must remove her original tweet from her Twitter account.

If the first-year senator complies, the committee will drop her case.

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