QUAM PART OF TEAM LAYING GROUNDWORK FOR EXPO 2023

Lois Quam and Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee co-chairwomen, announced their efforts to bring the World’s Fair to Minnesota in 2023 at a kick-off event Friday.

Karin Elton, Marshal Independent | April 11, 2015

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MINNESOTA WILL BID TO LAND THE 2023 WORLD’S FAIR

The world’s fair, that science and technology extravaganza that introduced wonders ranging from the Ferris wheel to videoconferencing, could land in Minnesota if a group of civic leaders have their way.

The new Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee announced Friday that it is preparing a bid for the 2023 fair, called Expo 2023, and that it has already raised nearly three-quarters of the $1.5 million needed to do it.

Expo 2023 would join the other mega events headed to Minnesota, such as the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four basketball championships, said Carlson, who co-chaired the committee that successfully won the Super Bowl bid for the state. “We can build on that,” she said. “And it will help us collaborate with others around the world to make this a healthy planet.”

Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune | April 11, 2015 – 12:03 AM

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