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Dayton to address alleged sex harassment by state lawmaker

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ST. PAUL, MN -

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.

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