Minnesota Institute Of Public Finance

470 U.S. Bank Plaza
200 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone No.: (612) 337-9268



May 1, 2019

Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros) a socializing and networking event



February 5, 2019

Luncheon held at the Union Bar & Grill rooftop located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Doug Anderson, Minnesota PERA and Scott Nees, S&P Global Ratings regarding how PERA is performing and the impact of MN municipal credit ratings.



November 7, 2018

Annual Meeting was held in the Underground Dining Room of Hell's Kitchen located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Jen Hassemer, Assistant Commissioner, Debt Management Division of Minnesota Management and Budget discussing the unique aspects of issuing municipal debt on behalf of the state and the work done in regards to capital projects outside of a bond sale.

October 11, 2018

Evening at Xcel Energy Center (Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks)

September 6, 2018

Luncheon held in the Event Center located in the Lumber Exchange Building located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget regarding a general update on the State of Minnesota, the results/impact on the 2018 legislative session and insight on the 2019 session.

May 31, 2018

Luncheon at Shindig (located in the Soo Line Building) with presentations from Thor Raarup of Travelers, Robert Thompson of Mairs and Power, Inc. and Paul Chatalas of U.S. Bancorp discussing the impact of tax reform on the municipal market



November 9, 2017

Annual meeting at L'Etoile du Nord Vault at the state capitol and a tour of the capitol

May 16, 2017

Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. Rockies).

April 20, 2017

Luncheon at the Radisson Blu and presentation featuring Mark Ruff discussing his transition to the City of Minneapolis.


November 10, 2016

Annual Meeting held at the Lodge Bar located in the U.S. Bank Stadium and tour of the facility.

October 18, 2016

Minnesota Wild Event

June 30, 2016

Luncheon at The Grand Hotel and presentation featuring Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble discussing the legislative sesson wrap-up including the transportation debate and bonding bill.

March 3, 2016

Luncheon at Hotel Ivy and presentation featuring Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist discussing the state's economic forecast


December 10, 2015

Annual meeting at CRAVE and presentation featuring Kathy Hahne (Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP) speaking about her time at the legislature through the years.

July 27, 2015

Tour of Saint Paul Saints New Stadium (CHS Field) and Happy Hour at Securian Club. Presentation by Todd Hurley, City of Saint Paul, Finance Director/Treasurer regarding Lowertown Ballpark Financing CHS Field

May 15, 2015

Twins Event


November 13, 2014

Annual Meeting at CRAVE and a presentation featuring Heather Casperson and Diane Paauwe (MA Rule – Where Are We Now?)

June 26, 2014

SEC's Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation ("MCDC") Program at Stinson Leonard Street with a panel of members of the public finance community, including Brian Hellberg from RBC Capital Markets, LLC; Scott Knudson from Briggs and Morgan, PA, Barbara Portwood from Stinson Leonard Street LLP and Steve Apfelbacher from Ehlers & Associates.

June 5, 2014

Twins Event

March 19, 2014

Jim Schowalter, Commissioner with the Minnesota Management & Budget discussing the State's economy along with budget and bonding plans at the Saint Paul Hotel.


December 16, 2013

Holiday Social held at The Living Room (W Minneapolis - The Foshay), in Minneapolis

December 4, 2013

Presentation featured Ernesto Lanza, Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and was held at Crowne Plaza in Minneapolis

October 23,2013

Annual Meeting at CRAVE
Senator Ann Rest discussing the recap of the 2013 legislative session and the upcoming 2014 session.

May 17, 2013

Twins Event

January 10, 2013

Toby Madden, an economist with the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, presenting a preview of the 2013 economic year with an emphasis on the upper midwest region to be held at The Grand Hotel.


December 12, 2012

Social Gathering at Mission

October 4, 2012

Alan Polsky, Chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board discussing current initiatives at the annual meeting held at the Offices of Leonard, Street and Deinard.

June 28, 2012

Minnesota Senator Goeff Mickel discussing the legislative wrap-up and looking forward to the next year (Chambers)

April 27, 2012

Evening at Target Field.

February 9, 2012

Minnesota Senator Julianne Ortman, discussing matters affecting municipal bonds for the 2012 session (Social Gathering at the offices of Leonard, Street and Deinard).


September 9-11, 2011

Annual Meeting held at Madden's on Gull Lake - the speaker was Sandra Vargus discussing the role of the Minneapolis Foundation.

May 2011

Regional Administrator of the Metropolitan Council, Pat Born, discussing public finance topics such as transportation, housing, waste water, and the stadium initiative (Chambers)

February 2011

Minnesota Speaker of the House, Kurt Zellers, discussing the State’s current budget situation and its impact on state and local government (The Saint Paul Hotel – James J. Hill South Room)