I would like to clarify a matter which has come up over the last several months — I have absolutely nothing to do with the Carver County GOP Facebook page or any related social media content.

I have received numerous complaints about misleading news and offensive content on the Republican Facebook page, and I suspect these protests come my way because I am a Republican senator from Carver County.

However I have no involvement with these posts. The current leaders of the local Republican Party will do what they do — I cannot change that.

It saddens me whenever and wherever I see social media content promoting mean-spirited divisiveness instead of embracing thoughtfulness and enhanced understanding of differing viewpoints.

Scott Jensen

District 47 state senator

Chaska

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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