For years, Representative Tom Rukavina has fought dozens of legislative battles at the Capitol.
Monday night, some heavy hitters turned out in Mountain Iron to honor the representative Rukavina and his service to the Iron Range.
Representative Rukavina was all smiles as he listened to speakers talk about his career and poke fun at his idiosyncrasies.
Governor Mark Dayton stood up to speak as well.
Representative Rukavina was first elected to the legislature in 1986 and is currently finishing out his 13th term in office, representing District 5A.
He's had some frustrations, but also many accomplishments. During the last session, Rukavina played a hand in getting a provision in the Viking's stadium bill to use U.S. Steel in the project.
Representative Rukavina represents District 5-A and is finishing out his 13th term as a legislator. He was first elected in 1986.