‘When Republicans Were Progressive: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger and Star Tribune Columnist Lori Sturdevant’ May 1 at SMSU

Posted from Monday, April 08, 2019 through Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Southwest Minnesota State University will host “When Republicans Were Progressive: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger and Star Tribune Columnist Lori Sturdevant” on Wednesday, May 1 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Upper Conference Center Ballroom.  

Their presentation will discuss some of the content of the book “When Republicans Were Progressive,” co-written by the two.

Durenberger served as the senior U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1978 to 1995, becoming the only Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota to be elected to three terms. During his time in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee. He was a leader in the national health reform debate, and chairman of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas from 1998 until his retirement in June, 2014.

Sturdevant writes editorials and a weekly column for the Star Tribune about topics she has covered for more than 35 years, primarily state government and politics. She started at the Tribune in the summer of 1975 as a replacement reporter, and returned as a full-time reporter in 1976. Sturdevant was the lead Capitol reporter and a newsroom assignment editor before joining the editorial staff in 1992. She has also been the editor or co-author of eight books.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public.

The conversation is sponsored by College Republicans, College Democrats, Political Science Association, SMSU Forensics, and SMSU History Club with the support of the Lyon County DFL and Lyon County Republicans.

For more information contact Ben Walker 507-537-6126.

 

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