Art Rolnick, Steve Seel, and Rep. Carlos Mariani at a Policy and a Pint session.

Art Rolnick, Steve Seel, and Rep. Carlos Mariani at a Policy and a Pint session.

Art Rolnick, co-director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota and a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute, left, joins host Steve Seel of The Current and Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, at a Policy and a Pint session Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis to talk about student debt.

Citizens League

Since 1952, the Citizens League has had a major impact on public policies in Minnesota. A group of civic leaders had the idea of inviting leaders from different parts of the community to the table to solve big policy issues. This meant bringing together lawmakers, union leaders, heads of Minnesota companies, and experts from universities and industries. As a group, these experts and leaders would study an issue and then write a research paper they could all agree on. Then they would do the political work required to make their conclusions a reality.

Dedication of the Norelius stone at Vasa.

Dedication of the Norelius stone at Vasa.

Dedication of the Norelius stone at Vasa. 1915.

Norelius House, Vasa.

Norelius House, Vasa.

Norelius House, Vasa. c.1973.

Eric Norelius, Swedish-American clergyman

Eric Norelius, Swedish-American clergyman

Eric Norelius, Swedish-American clergyman

Norelius, Eric (1833–1916)

Eric Norelius traveled to the Minnesota territorial town of Red Wing in 1855. He planned to meet with groups of immigrant Swedes looking for a Lutheran minister to lead them. The twenty-one year-old churchman thus began a six-decade ministry that served the state's Swedish Lutheran population.

Portrait of Captain Jonathan Carver, an early explorer in the area that later became Carver County

Captain Jonathan Carver

Portrait of Jonathan Carver, who was an early explorer of the area that later became Carver County.

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View of Chaska, 1988

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View of Waconia, 1981

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View of Chanhassen, 1981

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