LINCOLN — State Sen. Ken Haar of Malcolm is resting at home after suffering a mild heart attack on Friday.
Haar, 70, was cutting down trees with a chain saw at his rural acreage when he became faint, an aide said on Monday.
The senator spent the night at a Lincoln hospital but did not require surgery, the aide said. He should return to the Legislature by next week.
Haar, who was re-elected to a second, four-year team in November, is a leading environmentalist in the Legislature. He was the first senator to call for a special session to re-route the Keystone XL pipeline around the state’s groundwater-rich Sand Hills area.
— Paul Hammel