Sen. Linda Scheid settles into her new office at the State Office Building in a 2010 file photo. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)
State Sen. Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, announced today that she is ending her cancer treatment and has entered hospice care. Scheid has served 35 years in the Minnesota Legislature. She was first elected to the Minnesota House in 1976. She was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996.
Scheid was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005 and has undergone chemotherapy treatments on and off since then.
A spokesman for Senate Democrats says Scheid’s treatments became ineffective and in consultation with her doctors and family, she decided to stop her chemotherapy treatments.
The spokesman says constituents can share their thoughts on Scheid’s Caring Bridge site or her Facebook page.
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