Kelliher could be Minneapolis parks superintendent

by James Nord

 Margaret Anderson Kelliher, a DFL candidate for governor defeated by Mark Dayton in the August primary, could be Minneapolis’ next parks superintendent, the Star Tribune reports.

Kelliher is one of three finalists for the position, which manages the Minneapolis park system.  After neglecting to file for re-election, Kelliher will step down as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

"Our parks system is a national treasure that has always grown to reflect the needs of a changing city," Kelliher said in a statement. "Creating and maintaining unique recreational spaces in one of the Midwest’s premiere parks settings is an exciting opportunity to serve our community."