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Minnesota Horizons 2002:
A Changing State in a Changing World"
Thursday, January 31, 2002
St. Paul Technical College

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome: Donovan Schwichtenberg, President, St. Paul Technical College

Opening Remarks: Senate Majority Leader, Roger Moe

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Infrastructure and the New Minnesotans - Minnesota's Changing Demography
Introduction: Senate Majority Leader, Roger Moe
Moderator: Lynda McDonnell, State Government Editor, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Speaker: Tom Gillaspy, Minnesota State Demographer, PowerPoint presentation

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. In Their Own Words - Perspectives from Changing Communities
Introduction: House Minority Leader, Tom Pugh
Moderator: Lynda McDonnell

Panelists: Lee Pao Xiong, President, Urban Coalition
Change and Growth in Minnesota's Hmong Community

Keith Klein, Superintendent, Pelican Rapids School District
Experiences of a Multi-Ethnic School District

Marcie McLaughlin, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Partners, Redwood Falls
The Impacts of Immigration on Rural Communities

Brandt Richardson, Dakota County Administrator
The Effects of Suburban Population Growth

Patrick Rafferty, CFO, Riverwood Health Care, Aitkin County; former Director, Cass County Economic Development Corporation
The Changing Character of Minnesota's Lake Regions

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Question and Answer Session with Panel

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break - Refreshments Available Outside Auditorium

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Public Infrastructure - Lessons Learned and Guiding Principles
Introduction: Senate Minority Leader, Dick Day
Moderator: Lynda McDonnell

Panelists: Dr. Sandra Archibald, Professor of Public Affairs, Applied Economics & Water Resource Sciences; Associate Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs;
University of Minnesota, PowerPoint presentation

Dr. John Adams, Professor of Geography, Planning & Public Affairs; Chair, Department of Geography; University of Minnesota

Dr. Arthur Rolnick, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session with Panel

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch in St. Paul Technical College Cafeteria

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Introduction: Speaker of the House, Steve Sviggum

Speaker: Aaron Brown, CNN Anchor, New York, Reflections on 9/11: A Changing World