International Legislators’ Forum (ILF) beginning Monday in Duluth

SOUTH DAKOTA(Press Release)- The International Legislators’ Forum (ILF) is a nonpartisan, consensus-oriented convening of legislators (June 16-19, 2024) from the northern plain’s region of North America.  The forum is being held in Duluth, MN.

Legislators from across the political spectrum meet, learn, share information, explore problems, build relationships, and develop collaborative approaches and solutions on a wide variety of issues relevant to and affecting their jurisdictions.

The ILF grew out of the International Flood Mitigation Initiative, a series of consultations between Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota following the 1997 Red River Basin flood. For more than two decades, the ILF has addressed a wide variety of issues across our shared environment, from the food we grow and waterways we share to how we care for vulnerable populations, to the passages of people and goods across borders.

ILF delegates’ efforts have resulted in agreements that directly and indirectly impact the policies and people living in the center of the North American continent.  SD Delegates include D-1 Senator Mike Rohl; D3 Representative (Senator Elect) Carl Perry; D-5 Representative Byron Callies; D-10 Senator Liz Larson; D-23 Senator David Wheeler. 

South Dakota will be the site of the 2025 International Legislative Forum with Liz Larson and Carl Perry sharing 2025 SD site duties!