Hockey Trumps Issues

Sunday’s Olympic gold medal hockey game overshadowed other issues Monday as Canada’s consul general addressed Minnesota lawmakers.

Martin Loken apologized for Canada’s win, and praised Minnesota for sending more Olympians than any other state.

House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, welcomed Loken, saying "the events of the last 24 hours not withstanding," the two countries have close ties.

Loken agree: "For well over 100 years Canada and the United States have been the closest of neighbors and friends."