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Gregg Iverson describes himself as a retired MN DOT employee who has been in public service his entire life. He served in Viet Nam and taught school. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked Iverson why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis.

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Jaymie Kelly has been in the news as a person whose home is in foreclosure, and she’s working with the Occupy Homes organization to try to hang on to her property in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis. Recently, Occupy Homes sponsored a rally at Jaymie’s house to express support for her in defiance of JP Morgan Chase Bank, and to endorse the idea of a so-called “Eviction Free Zone” in south Minneapolis.
Kelly stopped by KFAI and talked to Cynthia Montana, who wanted to know why Kelly is running for mayor.

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Jeffrey Wagner has created a stir with a You Tube video that depicts him walking out of a Minneapolis lake to challenge the status quo.
Wagner stopped by the KFAI studios and talked to Aaron Westendorp, who asked the candidate why he wants to be mayor.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall, and voters will see 35 names on the ballot. Some have run for office before to offer ideas that are far from what would be considered mainstream political thought. One such candidate is John Wilson, who talked with KFAI’s Joshua Lowenhagen.

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Kurtis Hanna is one of the candidates for Mayor this year in the city of Minneapolis. He and 34 others will appear on the ballot this November.
Hanna talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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One of the 35 people running for Mayor of Minneapolis is Mark Andrew, a former Hennepin County Commissioner.
Andrew’s campaign has a strong focus on environmental and transit issues. In a campaign event at Farview Park, Andrew said he would advocate for development of the North Minneapolis Greenway, an expansion of the city’s bike infrastructure connecting North Minneapolis with the Northeast neighborhood.
Mark Andrew talked with KFAI’s John Helgeson about his love for the city.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
This month on the Morning Blend we’ll try to bring you a conversation with a different mayoral candidate every day.
We have more than enough. Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November.
Mark V. Anderson is a tax accountant and a CPA. He’s been in private practice for the past thirty years. He wants to simplify Government and he feels the city of Minneapolis needs to concentrate on basic services.
He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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Neal Baxter is a member of several governance-related city committees – the Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee and the Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He’s also a member of the Bancroft Neighborhood Association and has worked as an usher and bartender at the Guthrie Theater for 28 years. Neal Baxter talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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Perennial candidate Ole Savior met recently with KFAI’s Alex Forbes to discuss the issues and his decision to run for Minneapolis mayor. Savior has appeared on the ballot many times before while making a bid for different offices.
Alex Forbes asked him how many times he has run.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot. KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
Stephanie Woodruff is an accountant and the only candidate in the race endorsed by a major party – the Independence Party of Minnesota. She talked about her candidacy with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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