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Murphy Burns to address St. Scholastica breakfast

Elizabeth Murphy Burns, president of Evening Telegram Co., will speak at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Somers Hall Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. Her appearance is part of the 25th annual Minnesota Dialogue breakfast series at the co...

Elizabeth Murphy Burns, president of Evening Telegram Co., will speak at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Somers Hall Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. Her appearance is part of the 25th annual Minnesota Dialogue breakfast series at the college.

Minnesota Dialogue brings key leaders of Midwest business to Duluth. Over breakfast, they describe the strategies and vision that have brought them success. They discuss their companies' roles in the region and plans for the future. Each breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Minnesota Dialogue ticket prices are $10 per breakfast. To reserve tickets by phone, call 723-7000.

The Evening Telegram Co. headed by Burns is the parent company of Morgan Murphy Stations, which includes television and radio properties in Wisconsin, Idaho and Washington. Burns has served as a consultant to the Bush administration on encouraging the development of independent news media in Russia. She is a member of the Russian-American Media Entrepreneurship Dialogue, a group of leading American media executives working with their Russian counterparts. In April, Burns will receive the Broadcasting Foundation's Broadcasters Pioneers' Award.

The Minnesota Dialogue series will present Dr. Hugh Smith, M.D., chair of the board of governors of Mayo Clinic, on March 20, and Bill Kling, president of Minnesota Public Radio, on April 17.

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