Health chief Sanne Magnan close to final confirmation
A legislative committee praised Gov. Tim Pawlenty's new health commissioner Monday, making Dr. Sanne Magnan's chances at final confirmation by the Democrat-controlled Senate favorable.
The Senate Health, Housing and Family Security Committee approved Magnan's appointment. Linda Berglin, a top senator on health care and frequent Pawlenty adversary on health-care issues, enthusiastically backed Magnan.