Senator files for bankruptcy
Published 3:23 pm Saturday, July 12, 2014
ST. PAUL — A Republican state senator faced with more than $900,000 in debt has filed for bankruptcy.
Sen. Sean Nienow, of Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, according to court records. The Nienows must sell nonessential assets to put the money toward about $931,000 in debt. The filing listed total assets of almost $122,000.
The U.S. Small Business Administration sued the Nienows in January, seeking nearly $750,000 from a loan to the couple’s failed business, the National Camp Association Inc.
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Nienow did not return calls to his cell or home phones.
After first winning his seat in 2002, Nienow lost re-election in 2006 but won again in 2010.