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The Minneapolis City Council may see some significant changes in the coming election, as incumbents have been challenged strongly by newcomers.  In the city’s 9th ward, neighborhood activist and Minneapolis Public Schools communications staffer Alondra Cano is running against five  other candidates.  She recently sat down with KFAI’s  Janis Lane-Ewart, who asked about the most important issues facing the city.  Cano put educational disparities at the top of her list.

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The future of energy services for the City of Minneapolis has recently come into question. The city’s 20 year energy contracts with its two main providers, Xcel Energy for electricity, and CenterPoint Energy for natural gas, are due to expire at the end of next year. 

Some activists and city leaders are talking about a takeover – having power and gas services overseen and distributed by the city of Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis city council will give the public a chance to weigh in on the issue. KFAI’s Hannah Rank has more.

 

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Minneapolis has earned its first ever “5-park bench rating” from the Trust for Public Land.  The city took first place in the Trust's ParkScore Index, pulling away from last year's winner, San Francisco.

John Erwin is the President of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. John talked about the ahchievement with Siobhan Keirans on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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The City of Minneapolis is looking for get-out-the-vote and voter education help from people who like to make short videos. Anissa Hollinshead and Rebecca Nguyen are with the City Clerk’s office. They stopped by KFAI and talked to Paul Brohaugh about the effort to inspire voters for the November 5th election.

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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.  Listen to interviews with many of the candidates at our Mayoral Race page.  

Abdul “the Rock” Rahaman is one of them.  He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.   

 

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Betsy Hodges is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, representing Ward 13.
She has been active with the Minnesota Justice Foundation and Take Action Minnesota, and points with pride to her work on the council regarding financial and equity issues.
She stopped by KFAI and talked with host Willie Dominguez on the show Sabados Alegres.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor on November fifth.
Candidate Bill Kahn admits that he joined the contest because no one else would take up his idea to re-structure the city’s government and become, in effect, the Last Mayor of Minneapolis.
Kahn told KFAI’s Dale Connelly that he doesn’t really expect to win, but feels he had to enter the race.

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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. 

Bob “Again” Carney Jr. has run for office many times in Minneapolis.  He talked with KFAI’s Rico Morales, who asked the candidate why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis. 

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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.
Bob Fine has been a member of the Minneapolis Park Board for 16 years. He also serves on the city’s board of Estimate and Taxation, and has been on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission for 18 years.
Bob Fine talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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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.
One of the candidates goes by the name Captain Jack Sparrow. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked if the name connected with a fictional pirate is actually his legal name.

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