Republican state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign as MPR News prepared to publish detailed accusations from his daughter Laura Knoblach, 23,of inappropriate behavior toward her. Laura alleges that her dad inappropriately touched her for most of her life beginning when she was 9 years old. Jim Knoblach Republican, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, he denies the claims, calling them ‘indescribably hurtful’, but feels he had no choice but to leave office. Knoblach in a written comment stated “I and other family members have made repeated attempts to reconcile with her in recent years, but she has refused.”
Laura Knoblach told the press she first remembers her father coming into her room at the age of nine .“He would put his arm around me and not let me get up or get away and he would lick my neck or bite my ear,”she said, her father once pinned her down and asked if she liked the way he was touching her.
She was afraid, she said to the press. Jim Knoblach said in his statement that he wasn’t willing to spend six weeks fighting with his daughter in the media.
“These accusations were fully investigated by Sherburne County,Investigators and dismissed, the case closed in April 2017.”