Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced Sunday that she has married Tom Weber, a former public radio reporter.
“Tom and I were married Saturday afternoon, in front of our family and friends,” she said in a tweet. “We’re over the moon and can’t wait to walk this journey together.”
Tom and I were married Saturday afternoon, in front of our family and friends. We’re over the moon and can’t wait to walk this journey together.— Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan (@LtGovFlanagan) September 15, 2019
I love you, @webertom1. ❤️
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In late June, Flanagan, 39, announced that she and Weber had gotten engaged. They married in Red Wing at a friend’s cabin.
Gov. Tim Walz offered congratulations to the couple on Twitter minutes later, saying that and his wife, Gwen, had been happy to celebrate with the couple Saturday. Walz gave the wedding toast.
In the outdoor photos, Weber wore a dark blue jacket and a bow tie with sunflowers on it. Flanagan wore a white V-neck dress with blue stripes at the bottom. A medallion that the Red Lake Nation gave to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone hung around her neck.
Flanagan, an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, is the first American Indian woman to hold statewide office in Minnesota.
The bride and groom were married under a tree with blue streamers floating around them. Flanagan’s best friend read the lyrics of “It’s you I like,” a song written by Mister Rogers, the late affable children’s program host.
Weber was removed as host of an MPR morning show in January 2018 after telling his bosses about his relationship with Flanagan, who was a state representative and Walz’s running mate at the time. Weber left the station six months later, ending a 10-year run. Flanagan is divorced and has a daughter. Weber is also divorced.
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