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DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Written by TYzaguirre
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:50
On Thursday evening, March 18th, North Community High School was the scene of the DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum hosted by Descendants of Africa.The event was made possible with the support of the Student Councils of North Community and Patrick Henry High Schools.
The DFL candidates that participated were: State Rep. and Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson-Kelliher, former Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party U.S. Senator Mark Dayton, former 2006 candidate for the US Senate seat vacated by Dayton, Peter Idusogie, 23-year veteran State Senator, John Marty, 23-year veteran State Rep. Tom Rukavina, current Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, artist, writer, astrologer, mythologist and poet Ole Savior, Harvard and University of Chicago Law School graduate and House Health and Human Services Committee Chair, State Rep., Paul Thissen.
Minneapolis NAACP President, Booker Hodges, was the moderator of the event.
Anyone in attendance who was expecting to be bored listening for the umpteenth time to politicians giving stump speeches while also contemplating what else they could be doing, quickly got tuned in and paid attention.
The high school student’s participation in this forum was fantastic. Not only were they great ambassadors to everyone in attendance, they seemed genuinely excited about the evening’s events.They escorted each candidate to the stage and asked them well thought out questions to be addressed.
Many attendees probably arrived with a particular favourite in mind, the evening provided plenty to consider and digest, as there’s more than one good choice for the DFL slot on the ballot.
The only one missing from this forum was former House Minority Leader (2003-2006), Matt Entenza.
The video below is broken up into parts below.If you’d like to listen to the sound as you do other things on the computer or around the house or office, minimize the video as several of the answers given by some of the candidates may surprise you.
DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum PT 1
DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum PT 2
DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Pt 3
DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Pt 4
DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Pt 5
DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Pt 6
Last Updated on Monday, 22 March 2010 08:14
Governor Pawlenty Responds to Obama's Request for Health Care Reform Solutions
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 21:56
Today Governor Tim Pawlenty sent a letter to President Barack Obama, responding to the President’s request for health care reform solutions.
Governor Pawlenty urged President Obama to invite governors to be part of the health care reform discussion. The Governor also offered common sense reforms, including initiatives he has implemented in Minnesota, such as incentivizing state employees to choose high-quality, lower-cost clinics and paying providers based on better outcomes, rather than just on the number of procedures performed.
On Sunday March 21st, a vigil was held in the memory of Minneapolis murder victim James King.His murderers had gunned him down a few days earlier on the corner of Clinton Avenue and East Lake Street in clear view of shoppers and rush hour drivers.
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY PROPOSES TO MORE THAN DOUBLE SENTENCES FOR SEX OFFENDERS
Written by Press Release
Tuesday, 09 February 2010 00:00
Saint Paul –Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced a proposal to more than double prison time for sex offenders and a new comprehensive internet education program to help protect children from online predators.
Police have made an arrest in the rash of small business robberies in South Minneapolis. Dwayne Murray has been arrested and charged with one of the Candy Shop robberies, he has also been identified in two other robberies: the flower shop on Penn Avenue and the Jewelry store on E 46th. He is a four time convicted armed robber. The police are trying to connect the rest of the robberies with Murray. His bail is set at $500K.
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Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:06
Throw Away Kids: Another Murder in Minneapolis
Written by TYzaguirre
Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:56
Being of Irish extraction, St. Patrick’s Day was my mother’s favorite holiday.Many attended the downtown parade to commemorate the day.Later in the day I told my little great niece and nephews who reminded me of leprechauns that they had the luck of the Irish.Not far from our family get together luck ran out for one young man as he became Minneapolis eleventh murder victim this year.
[I think that you already all know that our March 3 regularly scheduled CRA board meeting was cancelled at the direction of CRA Chair Don Bellfield, with no explanation given. And I hope I have kept you all updated regarding the legal action for a Writ of Mandamus against both Bellfield and Dolan.]