Fired Minnesota Senate Staffer Michael Brodkorb has settled his wrongful-termination lawsuit for $30,000 — much less than the half-million dollars he was asking. Brodkorb says it’s about putting the matter behind him and getting his life back. He was fired in late 2011 after then Majority Leader Amy Koch admitted they were having an affair. In his lawsuit Brodkorb alleged he was treated differently than female staffers who had affairs with male lawmakers. The Minnesota Senate has spent over $300,000 defending itself in the case. The settlement reportedly matched the severance Brodkorb was offered before he sued.