Statement on the passing of Renee Van Nett

The following is a statement from Chris Rubesch, Minnesota Nurses Association First Vice President and RN at Essentia in Duluth, on the passing of Duluth City Council President Renee Van Nett:

Our nurse family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Duluth City Councilor Renee Van Nett. As a powerful advocate for Duluth and the region, Van Nett improved the lives of countless people, including many of our members and patients. In her time as President of the Duluth City Council, she was a bold leader who always stood with nurses, healthcare workers, and other laborers. We offer our condolences to her family and loved ones and join those who are mourning her passing.