Hockey/Education bill heads to governor
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Rep. Bud Heidgerken thinks legislative education negotiators had an ulterior motive to make hockey the state sport.
"This looks like a political puck to get the governor's support," the Freeport Republican said of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, an avid hockey fan.
"Every sport is important," said Heidgerken, a long-time wrestling coach.
Heidgerken said the area he serves, with 13 school districts, has just one high school hockey team.