Forum News Service: Minnesota lawmakers to hold October mini-session in Winona

EXCERPT: “Minnesota lawmakers are set to take the show on the road for a two-day session in Winona. Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, in a letter to lawmakers last week called for a mini-session in October. Lawmakers will hold the brief session, which includes a series of committee hearings, for the first time in over two decades. The last mini-session was held in Willmar in 1997. Hortman said she hoped to pick up the tradition of holding offsite hearings in an odd-numbered year to connect with people in greater Minnesota through tours and forums. ‘The mini-session is a continuation of our effort to make the Legislature more accessible and responsive to Minnesotans,’ Hortman said in a news release.” FULL STORY: