Coming to a town near you: False Promises July tour

Center of the American Experiment announced a summer tour of events based on exclusive polling showing young people in Minnesota dissatisfied with the direction of the state and pessimistic about their financial future. The tour is titled False Promises: How “progressive” policies betray Minnesota’s youth, and begins Wednesday, July 10 in Mankato and continues throughout the month, stopping in 16 different cities.

According to the latest Thinking Minnesota poll, a shocking 90% of young people in Minnesota expect their generation to be worse off economically than their parents. Housing, childcare, energy, health insurance, taxes all seem out of reach for the next generation. American Experiment policy fellows will lead a discussion of the laws and policies enacted by progressives in St. Paul that have negatively influenced the economic future of young Minnesotans. Both the young and young-at-heart should join us to hear about the changes needed to turn False Promises into a more hopeful future.

In addition to the poll, American Experiment held two focus groups with young people and video clips of those interactions will be featured in the one-hour presentation.

The False Promises Tour:


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

5:00 PM

Mankato Golf Club

100 Augusta Dr

Mankato, MN 56001

Maple Grove

Thursday, July 11, 2024

11:30 AM

Rush Creek Golf Club

7801 County Road 101 N

Maple Grove, MN 55311

Saint Bonifacius

Monday, July 15, 2024

11:30 AM

The Chapel at Crown College

8700 College View Drive

Saint Bonifacius, MN 55375

Vadnais Heights


July 16, 2024

11:30 AM

Vadnais Heights Commons

655 County Road F East

Vadnais Heights, Minnesota


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

5:30 PM

Shorewood Community Center

5735 Country Club Road

Shorewood, MN 55311


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

11:30 AM

Torey’s Restaurant & Bar

208 N Cedar Ave

Owatonna, MN 55060


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

5:00 PM

Rochester International Event Center

7333 Airport View Dr SW

Rochester, MN 55902


Thursday, July 18, 2024

5:00 PM

Edina Country Club

5100 Wooddale Ave

Edina, MN 55424



July 23, 2024

11:30 AM

Arrowwood Resort

& Conference Center

2100 Arrowwood Ln

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308



July 23, 2024

5:00 PM

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

3125 Clubhouse Rd

Sartell, MN 56377


Wednesday, July 24, 2024

11:30 AM

Black Woods Grill and Bar

195 US-2

Proctor, MN 55810


Wednesday, July 24, 2024

5:30 PM

Hampton Inn & Suites Bemidji

1019 Paul Bunyan Dr S

Bemidji, MN 56601


Wednesday, July 24, 2024

5:00 PM

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

17976 Judicial Rd

Lakeville, MN 55044

Coon Rapids


July 29, 2024

5:00 PM

Bunker Hills Golf Club

12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55448



July 30, 2024

11:30 AM


396 21st St

Newport, MN 55055

Golden Valley

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

11:30 AM

Brookview Golf Course

316 Brookview Parkway S

Golden Valley, MN 55426

A nominal fee will be charged for lunch or dinner at each event. See the events page for more information and to register.