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2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 3, 2021



Representative Sandra Masin, Chair of the Division on Local Government, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on February 3rd, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:
Masin, Sandra, Chair
Elkins, Steve, Vice Chair
Quam, Duane, Republican Lead
Berg, Kaela
Boldon, Liz
Huot, John
Mekeland, Shane
Olson, Bjorn
Youakim, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Elkins moved that the minutes from January 27, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentations on Annexation.


• Jenny Star, Chief Administrative Law Judge
• Jessica Palmer-Denig, Administrative Law Judge
• Star Holman, Municipal Boundary Adjustment Unit Administrator
• Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
• Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
• Steve Fenske, Minnesota Association of Townships

The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 AM.

Representative Sandra Masin, Chair

Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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01:46 - Informational overview on annexation.
-Jenny Starr, Chief Administrative Law Judge.
-Jessica Palmer-Denig, Administrative Law Judge.
-Star Holman, Municipal Boundary Adjustment Unit Administrator.
-Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities.
-Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
-Steve Fenske, Minnesota Association of Townships.
Runs 57 minutes.

Informational Overview on Annexation.

*This hearing is for informational purposes only.

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