Wiger, an attorney from Maplewood who represents parts of Oakdale, is himself a dropout. He’s now the chair of the state Senate’s E12 Finance Division committee.
“I dropped out because I was bored; I wanted some adventure,” Wiger told the newspaper. “I don’t suggest it. It can be very risky.”
The DFLer authored a bill this past session to have the age for required attendance for students pushed up to 17, the Star Tribune reports.
He literally left North St. Paul High School to join the circus, according to the article.
Read the Jim Ragsdale piece on the Star Tribune website.