On Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to address allegations of sexual harassment by a Minnesota state lawmaker.
Two women came forward last week saying Republican Rep. Tony Cornish sexually harassed them. Cornish has admitted to texting one of the women, a fellow lawmaker, but said it was congenial.
He denied other allegations that he propositioned a lobbyist.
The latest allegations come as several of Minnesota's top Democrats are calling on state Senator Dan Schoen of Cottage Grove to resign after accusations that he sexually harassed women.
In a letter Saturday, Speaker Kurt Daudt said an independent investigation will be conducted into these allegations.
A follow-up meeting is scheduled for this week for top lawmakers to discuss the future of sexual harassment training at the Capitol.