WORTHINGTON - Elaine Harder, of Jackson, who represented Nobles, Jackson and Cottonwood Counties in the Minnesota House of Representatives for nearly a decade, died Tuesday in Minneapolis. She was 65.
Funeral services are pending in Jackson.
She represented House District 22B in the Minnesota Legislature from 1995 to 2004. In her time in the Legislature, the five-term Republican served on several committees, chairing the committee on agriculture and rural development finance and the subcommittee on sales and income tax. She also authored several bills.