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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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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.
Troy Benjegerdes is one of them. He talked with KFAI’s Cynthia Montana, who asked him why he’s running

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor on Nov.5th .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 so far twenty seven have accepted the offer to be interviewed here at KFAI. Joshua Rea, is a independent candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis. He talked with KFAI’s Ben Lauer.

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Photo:  Twin Cities Daily Planet

On October 13, 2014, the city of Minneapolis celebrated its first-ever Indigenous Peoples Day.  Last Spring the city council voted to substitute a  holiday focused on native people for the long-standing observance of Columbus Day. 

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A conversation with Todd Klingel, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce about the future of transportation and making sure that Minnesota employers have an educated, mobile workforce.

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On November 4th, Minneapolis Voters will choose five members of the city’s school board. 

Two of the positions are at-large seats, and the contest between four candidates to fill those city-wide posts has drawn interest from near and far.

The Star Tribune reports that an unprecedented amount of money is pouring into the race from well-funded outside groups that seek to promote sweeping school reforms.

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Diane Hofstede represents Ward 3 on the Minneapolis City Council.
She began her career as a Minneapolis public school teacher at North High School in North Minneapolis, and at Northeast Junior High. She was a curriculum writer for the Minneapolis School District where she trained teachers and administrators in all Minneapolis junior and senior high schools in non-racist and non-sexist teaching/curriculum techniques. Hofstede has represented Ward 3 since 2006. Although she has had the DFL endorsement in the past. Hofstede does not have it this time. Instead, the endorsement went to her opponent, Jacob Frey.Diane Hofstede talked about that with KFAI’s Trisha Collopy.

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