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The Mille Lacs Area is a special place and its uniqueness is reflected in the variety of activities and events scheduled throughout the year. From festivals and celebrations to arts and entertainment, you’ll find many activities every year throughout the Mille Lacs, MN area. Annual events include snowmobile races, fishing tournament weigh-ins and ice fishing contests. There are cultural and arts festivals such as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Pow-Wow and there are traditional events like small town 4th of July celebrations and city play days throughout the summer months.

Building Healthy Communities for Our Children

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Name: Building Healthy Communities for Our Children
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Event Description:
Understanding Mille Lacs Area Growth:
Insights and lessons from economics and Minnesota's history

Free chili supper will be available at 5:30 prior to the start of the session at 6:00 pm

Louis Johnston will help us explore economic trends and forces that shape everyday life in northern Mille Lacs county and around the state. Johnston is Professor of Economics and holds the Joseph P. Farry Chair in Public Policy at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. He earned his B.S. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1983), and his M.A. (1987) and PhD in Economics (1990) at the University of California,

Johnston specializes in macroeconomics, economic history, and the connections between economic policy and economic history. His most recent projects focus on analyzing the evolution of Minnesota’s economy and how Minnesota became “above average” over the past 60 years.

Sponsored by:  Noble Cause Grant, Mille Lacs Band and Catholic Charities Department of Social Concerns
Rolf Olsen Center, Onamia, MN
Contact Information:
Questions call Doug at 320-293-8975
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