Republican state senators tour northern colleges

State Sen. Michelle Fischbach, the chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, continues her ongoing tour of state campuses this week, with visits today to Alexandria and Bemidji. On Thursday she’ll be in Moorhead.

Fischbach, a Republican from Paynseville, has been on the road visiting colleges around the state this fall, usually bringing along other Republican lawmakers, saying they want to “meet with administrators, faculty, and students to discuss solutions and listen to ideas to encourage the long-term health and effectiveness of Minnesota’s higher education system.”

Today’s schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m., Alexandria Technical and Community College, with state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, (R-Alexandria)
  • 1 p.m., Bemidji State University, with state Sen, John Carlson, (R-Bemidji)
  • 3 p.m., Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, with Carlson


  • Noon: Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

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