Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's been traveling to the south. Now the south is coming to Minnesota.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the featured guest at the Minnesota Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan dinner. The dinner, on February 25, will also honor Minnesotans Chris Georgacas, a former GOP party chairman, and Steve Sviggum, a former state House speaker who is now a state commissioner.

Tickets are $1,000 for VIP seating, $500 for lower balcony and $250 for upper balcony, according to an invitation from the GOP.