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Minnesota House releases agenda for October 2019 Mini-Session in Winona

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota — The Minnesota House of Representatives today released the full agenda for the mini-session being held October 2-4, 2019 in southeastern Minnesota. The mini-session events will take place in the City of Winona and surrounding communities. Fourteen mini-sessions occurred from 1987-1997, with this year marking the 30th anniversary of the 1989 mini-session in Winona.

“Minnesotans deserve a Legislature that is easy to connect with and that listens,” said Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman. “The mini-session is part of our ongoing effort to make the Legislature more accessible and responsive to Minnesotans. The Minnesota House of Representatives is looking forward to spending time with people from southeastern Minnesota. I’m also hopeful that we’ll further a bipartisan spirit with Democrats and Republicans traveling together to listen and learn.”

“Returning to the tradition of mini-sessions will help to better bring the experiences of Minnesotans from outside of the Twin Cities to the Legislature,” said Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona). “The hearings, tours, and presentations being held in Winona and the surrounding communities aim to highlight the economic needs of southeastern Minnesota, and I look forward to sharing our city with my colleagues."

The full agenda can be found here.

More information about previous mini-sessions is available here. A presentation about the history of mini-sessions given by Rep. Pelowski to the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Division is available here.