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Morrie Lanning's Biography
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Wife: Ruthie; 2 Children: Ann, Mike
BA, Psychology/History/Political Science, Concordia College, Moorhead
MS, Guidance and Counseling, North Dakota State University
Speaker Pro Tempore, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2010-2012
Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2002-2012
Mayor, City of Moorhead, 1980-2001
Alderman, City of Moorhead, 1974-1979
Member, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board
Member, Capitol Restoration Work Group
Member, Charter Commission
Member, Commission to End Poverty by 2020
Member, Great Lakes Commission
Board Member, Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative
Founding Board Member/Chair, Red River Basin Commission
Member, Steering Committee, Legislators Forum
Member, Subcommittee on Employee Relations, Legislative Coordinating Commission
Member, Minnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission, 2006-2008
College Administrator, retired
Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Concordia College, Moorhead
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
President, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Founding Board Member, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Founder/Board Member, Heritage-Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
Co-Founder/Co-Chair/Board Member, International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin
Board Member, League of Minnesota Cities
President, Minnesota Mayors Association
Member, Moorhead Chamber of Commerce
Member, Moorhead Kiwanis
Member, Moorhead Rotary Club
Member, Moorhead Trinity Lutheran Church
Founder/President/Board Member, Rural Initiatives Coalition
Founding Board Member/Officer, West Central Minnesota Initiative Fund
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