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State Representative Jamie Becker-Finn

Today, Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL-Roseville) released the following statement regarding the death of her father, former State Senator Skip Finn of Cass Lake:

“It is one of the greatest honors of my life to carry on my dad’s legacy in the Minnesota Legislature. My dad instilled in me a dedication to my community and people, and a desire to work towards taking care of those most in need and protecting our environment now and in the future. I thank everyone for their support and patience as our family deals with this tremendous grief.”

His formal obituary is below:

Harold R. “Skip” Finn

Age 69, of Cass Lake, MN, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. A memorial meal will be held 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Building, 6599 -69th Avenue NW, Cass Lake, MN.

Skip was born on October 27, 1948, in Cass Lake, MN, the son of Harold “Haley” and Elverna Finn. He was raised in Cass Lake and attended Cass Lake Public Schools. He was the first in his family to attend college, at Moorhead State College and the University of Minnesota. He majored in both Sociology and American Indian Studies, and in 1971 was the first student to receive a degree in American Indian Studies at the U. He later received a law degree from the U of M in 1979.

Skip was a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Cass Lake was always his home. He worked as an attorney and small business owner and was the first Native American to serve as a Minnesota State Senator.

Above all else, Skip loved his family. He adored his grandchildren. He loved hunting, fishing, and ricing, and passing those traditions on to others. He also loved the Minnesota Vikings and DFL politics. He didn’t want a “big braggy” obituary but it should be noted for the record that he was brilliant, funny, and incredibly dedicated to taking care of his family. He had the ability to see the potential in everyone and encouraged others to see the same. Skip mentored many DFL and Native political candidates throughout the years, including his daughter, State Representative Jamie Becker-Finn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mike Finn and Holly Finn. Skip is survived by his wife of 37 years, Teri, daughter Jamie (Gabe) Becker-Finn of Roseville, MN, son Jacob Finn of Las Vegas, NV, beloved grandchildren Koivu and Vida Becker-Finn of Roseville, MN, siblings Jerry Finn, Susie Morris, Pat Finn, Randy Finn, Jewell Finn, Deb Suchon, Mick Finn, best friend Mike Schmid, and many much loved nieces and nephews.
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Latest legislative update!

www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/pressrelease.asp?pressid=20043&party=1&memid=15457
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I hope everyone was able to spend some time in the sunshine this weekend! 🌞 I was excited to bust out my HOPE tank for the season while planting my garden.

You can get your own union-printed tank at www.Becker-Finn.org/shop/tank 💚
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Our family adopts our local park so today we went to work! We picked up trash and hauled out junk. These mighty kids worked together to roll three heavy tires to the trail entrance! We also found car parts, lots of food wrappers and plastic bags.

Happy Earth Day! 🌏💪🏽🚮🌿
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Latest legislative update!
Land Stewardship Project breakfast
Fundraiser for local family
Suicide hotline
DNR deer management plan
Great idea for summer trip to hunt for fossils!

www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/pressrelease.asp?pressid=19871&party=1&memid=15457
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