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Minnesota Citizen's Forum Town Meeting
January 8, 1999

The Minnesota Citizens' Forum, sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis and KTCA-TV, provides a vehicle for people to engage in a discussion of public issues. Through these forums, reporters and editors were able to focus candidates during 1998 on issues that are most important to our listeners, viewers, and readers. With the Ventura administration underway, the Minnesota Citizens Forum will allow elected officials to stay in touch with the opinions of the voters.

Previous Forums

Spending the Surplus
January 11, 1999

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January 11 Forum Event
Forum report by MPR's Michael Khoo
Governor Jesse Ventura, House Speaker Steve Sviggum and Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe listened to citizens on how state government should give back the tax surplus. This town meeting will linked citizens from Mankato, Bemidji and Minneapolis in a teleconference. Martin Kaste of MPR and Ken Stone of KTCA will co-hosted the discussion in St. Paul.

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