Image courtesy Upper Sioux Community

State Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls, and State Representative Chris Swedzinski of Ghent, invite area residents to an informational meeting about the possible transfer of lands from the  Upper Sioux Agency State Park to the Upper Sioux Community. The meeting will take place on  Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Minnesota West Community and Technical  College Granite Falls Campus (1593 ‒ 11th Avenue). Folks should use the door to the AG Bush Student  Center on 11th Avenue. 

Speakers who will be available to answer questions.  Senator Dahms and Representative Swedzinski will host and moderate the discussion. The following  attendees have confirmed their attendance on the panel: 

Scott Roemhildt, Region 4 Director, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Ben Leonard, Senior Director for Historic Sites and Facilities Operations, Minnesota  Historical Society 

David Kelliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Historical Society Kevin Jensvold, Tribal Chairman, Upper Sioux Community 

Dave Smiglewski, Mayor, Granite Falls 

John Berends, Commissioner, Yellow Medicine County 

For more information, please contact Senator Dahms’s Assistant, Wendy Haavisto, at (651) 296-3218.