State Sen. Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, announced today that she is ending her cancer treatment and has entered hospice care. Scheid has served 35 years in the Minnesota Legislature. She was first elected to the Minnesota House in 1976. She was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996.
Scheid was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005 and has undergone chemotherapy treatments on and off since then.
A spokesman for Senate Democrats says Scheid's treatments became ineffective and in consultation with her doctors and family, she decided to stop her chemotherapy treatments.
Sen. Scheid is one of the truly good people at the Capitol that worked across the aisles for a better Minnesota. Always politically savvy and willing to work with anyone to find a good solution, may she find peace and comfort in hospice care.