UMN Regents' update on Sviggum case expected today

Sviggum

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will discuss today how it will handle concerns that regent Steve Sviggum might face a potential conflict of interest with his job with the Senate GOP.

Here’s a quick roundup of the situation, and here’s a list of areas the U thinks Sviggum’s GOP job might be violating university code.

Sviggum told MPR’s Cathy Wurzer that he won’t step down even if the board sees a conflict, so it could get interesting.

I’ll be tweeting the proceedings under @MPRAFriedrich, will blog the result and broadcast it on MPR.

Stay tuned.