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Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandira sits in the House agriculture committee Thursday after avoiding protesters who were upset with comments she made about welfare. DON DAVIS | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Franson rejects call to resign

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ST. PAUL -- Protesters' chants for Rep. Mary Franson to resign Thursday only strengthened her resolve to remain on the job.

She offered her third apology for a video that some found offensive to Minnesota's poor. But the Alexandria Republican said "I have gotten great support."

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