Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Minnesota Public Radio and the syndicated public radio business and economic program “Marketplace,” will speak at the next virtual forum sponsored by the Rosenmeier Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

The presentation is “Personal Finance: A New Year and a New Administration.”

Those interested in listening to the live forum may request a link by emailing Those participating in the forum will have the opportunity to email questions to the speaker. Once they have the link, listeners may log in, starting at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Farrell, a St. Paul resident is co-host of the podcast, “small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood.” Farrell is also a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Kiplinger’s and other publications. His most recent book is “Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money and Happiness in the Second Half of Life” (HarperCollins Leadership, 2019).

Based at Central Lakes Community College, The Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government was formed in 1989. It was established in recognition of Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier’s 30-year contribution as a Minnesota state legislator representing the Brainerd and Little Falls area. Rosenmeier was a visionary who authored legislation creating the state Planning Agency, the Department of Corrections, the Pollution Control Agency, and the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center.