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Communications and Planning

Communications and Planning directs the agency’s communications and legislative affairs work. The division oversees the Minnesota Office of Continuous Improvement, which has delivered continuous improvement training to over 4000 public sector employees and coordinated over 300 ‘kaizen’ process improvement events. The division also partners with other public institutions, nonprofits, corporations and other key partners to pursue innovative solutions and business efficiencies across state government.

200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Ave
St. Paul, MN 55155


Communications and Planning Contacts

Curt Yoakum
Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Planning
Phone: (651) 201-2771

Katie Knutson
Legislative Director
Phone: (651) 201-2568

Jake Seamans
Information Officer
Phone: (651) 201-2557

Julie Nelsen 
Information Officer
Phone: (651) 201-2565

Vic Thorstenson
Information Officer
Phone: (651) 201-2770

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