Cocktails at the Governor’s

Jerrid Sebesta
Jerrid Sebesta

The Lind House Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the guest of honor at this year’s Cocktails at the Governor’s reception will be Jerrid Sebesta. 

TV personality, Jerrid Sebesta, will be joining us for the annual Cocktails at the Governor’s reception at the Lind House on Friday, April 7, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Previous guests of honor have been former governors Al Quie, Wendell Anderson, Arne Carlson and Tim Pawlenty; former senators Rudy Boschwitz and David Durenburger; former congressman Tim Penny, TV personality Ron Schara, and John Lind’s great-grandson Bill Griffith.

In 2014, Jerrid Sebesta was an award-winning meteorologist at KARE11 TV in Minneapolis when, at the age of 35, he voluntarily walked away from his lucrative career and very public persona so that he could spend more time with his young family.  He had no other job to go to, and he and his wife, Emily, were expecting their third child.  The family moved in with Emily’s parents, and Jerrid helped his father-in-law on their farm.  It was the first time in their married life that Jerrid actually had the chance to take his children to a park and attend birthday parties and family reunions. Today Jerrid and his family live in Willmar where he is a business developer, motivational speaker and financial coach for Taatjes Financial Group.

WHEN:  Friday, April 7 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE:  John Lind House Center & State Streets

COST:  $20 Per Person, Includes Appetizers, Refreshments Available for Purchase

RSVP:  Contact Trudy at 354-8802 or email

Advance ticket sales for members available for a limited time. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, the New Ulm Chamber or HyVee. Thank you to our corporate donors for sponsoring this event: August Schell Brewing Company, Gislason & Hunter LLP and Thrivent Financial.