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Public, students invited to Rosenmeier Forum ‘Gordon Rosenmeier: A legislative legend’

The next Rosenmeier Forum titled “Gordon Rosenmeier: A legislative legend” will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Steven Dornfeld, a former seasoned political reporter who researched and wrote an extensive article on Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier, one of the most influential state legislators in history. The article appeared in the Winter 2014-15 issue of Minnesota History Magazine.

“Steven Dornfeld’s knowledge and research into the legislative career of Gordon Rosenmeier is both extensive and compelling,” said Steve Wenzel, who serves as executive director of the Rosenmeier Center. “Rosenmeier was, without question, the most powerful and most influential legislator in Minnesota history. The fact that he represented Morrison and Crow Wing counties for 30 years will give area residents a picture of what he did as a legislator that impacted both our area and the whole state. This will be a worthwhile forum to attend.”

 

About Steven Dornfeld

Steven Dornfeld spent four decades writing about and supervising the coverage of government and politics in Minnesota.

Dornfeld worked at the Minneapolis Tribune as a state Capitol reporter and at the St. Paul Pioneer Press as a reporter, Washington correspondent, political editor and associate editorial page editor. Later, he served for eight years as public affairs director of the Metropolitan Council.

With the help of a Mondale Research Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, he researched and wrote an extensive article on Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier, one of the most influential state legislators in history. The article appeared in the Winter 2014-15 issue of Minnesota History magazine.

Dornfeld earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota and attended the University of Michigan on a Knight-Wallace Fellowship.

He has served on the Washington County Parks and Open Space Commission, as well as the boards of the Citizens League and St. Paul Red Cross.

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