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One Day At The Met Council, 1996

SCENE: The Metropolitan Council, meeting at their downtown office. It is 1996. Members Rick Blickson, Sandra Tostenson, Mark Skjellerud, Andy Blotzer and Audrey Vreeland are in committee meeting with Edgar Folkenflick and Eliza Vanderprimp, representatives from “Transit Works”, a consulting company pushing rail mass transit with metro areas. BLICKSON: […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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The battle for the north

The battle for the north

"If you live in the 8th, this is the time for all hands on deck. If you don’t live in the 8th, and still would like to help, contact the district party or Pete’s campaign and ask what you can do." Someone brought up a very good point at […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

The CD8 DFL had a very long convention on Saturday, After ten ballots, everyone promised to go to the primary. Nothing especially unusual htere. The unusual thing? The DFL trucked a bunch of Latino activists from the Twin Cities to canvass for the Metro DFL’s chosen candidate. CD8 is […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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The Progressive Cage Match

The Progressive Cage Match

The CD8 DFL had a very long convention on Saturday, After ten ballots, everyone promised to go to the primary. Nothing especially unusual htere. The unusual thing? The DFL trucked a bunch of Latino activists from the Twin Cities to canvass for the Metro DFL’s chosen candidate. Phifer, a […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Let’s abolish the Met Council

Minnesota’s Mr. Right

When Representative Lewis (Lord, I love saying that) is right, he’s right. And on the bombings in Syria – he’s right: Whether Kosovo, Libya or now Syria, for far too long Presidents of both parties have acted unilaterally (perhaps for the best of intentions) in taking military action without […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Emmer, Fitzsimmons vs. Kern & Kern

I wish I could say I was surprised by David Fitzsimmons’ campaign finance reporting tactics. Unfortunately, I’m anything but surprised. While some might criticize John Kern’s LTE highlighting the Emmer campaign’s tactics , I won’t follow suit. This isn’t that dissimilar to how big corporations use a plethora of […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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DFL endorses Angie Craig in CD-2

Per tradition, the DFL issued this statement after delegates endorsed Angie Craig to run against Republican incumbent Jason Lewis. The statement was the usual milquetoast boilerplate, saying “Angie Craig embodies the American Dream. She went from a mobile home park to a leader at Minnesota manufacturer St. Jude Medical. […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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