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RELEASE: Rep. Lislegard statement on appointment of Ida Rukavina as Commissioner of IRRR

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Ida Rukavina to serve as the next commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation.

Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL – Aurora) issued the following statement:

“The appointment of Ida Rukavina as Commissioner of the IRRRB represents the empowerment of the next generation of leadership on the Iron Range at a turning point for our region. Ida is deeply familiar with the struggles of the past, knows the importance of protecting the resources we have now, and is committed to a vision ensuring we can be resilient and successful into the future. She’s built the relationships with local community leaders, business owners, teachers and education leaders, and our brothers and sisters in labor necessary to deliver. Congratulations to Ida on her appointment and I look forward to working with her to improve opportunities throughout our region.”