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State prepares for 150th birthday

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may not have to travel far to celebrate the state's 150th birthday next year.

More than 100 communities want to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary, and events marking 150 years of statehood are being planned in every corner of Minnesota, Sesquicentennial Commission Executive Director Jane Leonard said.

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"This is really about the entire state," Leonard said Tuesday at a Capitol news conference.

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