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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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Some Dakota County law enforcement officials have joined with a national organization called “Fight Crime – Invest in Kids” to support new federal spending that would expand preschool options nationwide.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom was part of an event yesterday in Hastings that called attention to a new study. The research claims Minnesota would save millions if President Obama’s ten-year, seventy-five billion dollar early education measure is passed.
James Backstrom talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie on The Morning Blend.

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The advocacy group Environment Minnesota recently called Xcel Energy's SHERCO power plant in Sherburn County the single largest producer of carbon pollution in the state of Minnesota.  

Environmentalists would like Xcel to stop burning coal at Xcel, and the organization Fresh Energy is campaigning to get people to send that message to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. 

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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.
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 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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This week MinneCulture begins its new regular broadcast schedule: once a week, each Wednesday evening from 7:30-8pm.

On Wednesday, September 11, producer Nancy Skalkos presents an audio documentary on Small Space Living.

Converting a school bus into a living space might sound crazy, but it’s not so far fetched. Small space living has spawned a plethora of websites, books and blogs, as eco-conscious and debt-averse consumers search for alternatives to oversized McMansions.

Nancy Skalkos examines downsizing the American Dream, and talks to Sarah Susanka, author of “The Not So Big House”; WeeHouse Architect Geoffrey Warner; University of Minnesota Housing Professor Becky Yust; and graduate student Hank Buttita, who is converting a school bus into a weekend retreat.

During the recent economic downturn, people in the construction industry suffered.  But now that there are some encouraging economic signs, major building projects have sprung up in Minneapolis and St. Paul.   In the midst of this new activity, the  Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Association of  Minority Contractors is looking forward with optimism and planning an annual charity makeover vent.

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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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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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