Elmer L. Andersen, the 30th governor of Minnesota, was known as “Minnesota’s leading citizen.”
During his lifetime, Andersen was president and CEO of a billion dollar company, a dairy farmer, a newspaper publisher, an environmental leader, a civil rights leader, a collector of books, and a philanthropist. He was the founder of ECM Publishers Inc., parent company of the Star News.
The public is invited to an evening celebrating Andersen’s legacy and honoring his life and contributions on Tuesday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Princeton Area Library, a branch of East Central Regional Library. A short program will take place at 6 p.m. and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Music will be provided by a trio: Zosha Warphea, Eric Jacques and Tom Crawford.
This event will also be the first viewing of “The Legacy of Elmer L. Andersen” artwork exhibit created by local artist, Amy Sabrina. The artwork is a series of 10 painted, earthenware clay plates.