Associated Press: Minnesota House to Open Mini-Session on Wednesday in Winona

EXCERPT: “Members of the Minnesota House will gather in Winona and other southeastern Minnesota communities Wednesday for a three-day mini-session. More than 100 lawmakers from both parties have registered. They’ll participate in tours and informational field hearings on a wide range of topics. No votes will be taken.It’s the first time the House has held a mini-session since 1997, though there were 14 between 1985 and 1997. Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman says the revival of the tradition is meant to make the Legislature more accessible and promote bipartisan cooperation.” FULL STORY: