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Breaking the Ice: Listening is key to communicating for Rep. Pryor (Minnesota Lawyer)

Friday, March 24, 2017

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As a communications consultant Rep. Laurie Pryor, DFL-Minnetonka, emphasized listening as she worked with groups and organizations on problem solving and team building. Pryor, now retired, nonetheless is applying her professional experience in her new role as a freshman representative.

“You have to listen under what they’re saying,” Pryor said. “It’s not to be distracted by what might be personally troublesome but to just keep listening on a deeper level. That’s what I’m trying to do.”

Pryor, a longtime DFL activist, did not imagine running for office as she volunteered for other candidates over the years. She decided to run, however, after Rep. Yvonne Selcer declined to seek a third term.

Before taking office Pryor was providing full-time day care for her four grandchildren. She and her husband, Jon, CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center, are awaiting the arrival of a fifth in May.

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