Sesquicentennial Blue Book Unveiled Today

Hi everyone. This is Jane, your Sesqui Director reporting from St. Paul that today Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his staff unveiled the Sesquicentennial Edition of the Blue Book, the official Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota. The 2007-2008 edition commemorates the 150th anniversary of Minnesota Statehood and has a great collection of key documents that led to the creation of Minnesota, including the 1787 Northwest Ordinance.

Secretary Ritchie has also written an excellent introductory essay on the meaning of the Sesquicentennial — 150 years of caring for each other.

The book is a comprehensive almanac of federal, state, and local government officials and resources. The Secretary’s office also published a Student Edition of the Manual.

For more information you can go to or call 651-296-2803.

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