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The Impact of Social Media on Modern Elections

I attended The 2017 Minnesota Election Summit: The Impact of Social Media on Modern Elections at the Humphrey School. Sharon Yang, the Government and Politics Associate Manager at Facebook gave an interesting presentation on some of the activity that took … Continue reading

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Future of Automated Cars

On Friday, I attended a presentation on the future of automated cars at VSI in St. Louis Park.  We were told about the status of current technology and expectations going forward.  For the most part, current self-driving vehicles are at … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

A screening of EQUAL MEANS EQUAL was held at the Humphrey School on Saturday evening to observe Women’s Equality Day. It illustrated the many injustices that confront women and the importance of passing the Equal Rights Amendment. It also mentioned … Continue reading

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ANYTHING GOES

I went to see Cole Porter’s ANYTHING GOES tonight at Burnsville High School.  It was a fun evening. An entertaining story with great music. The cast is very talented and did a really good job with this production. It is … Continue reading

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The Eagan Food Truck Festival

I went to the Eagan Food Truck Festival on Friday evening. This year, it was held at the Eagan Festival Grounds. There were over twenty trucks on the site representing a host of different cultures and foods. Lots of interesting … Continue reading

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Community Forum: Homelessness in Dakota County

Last night, I attended the Community Forum: Homelessness in Dakota County at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Apple Valley.  There were well over two hundred people in attendance. Ann Ryberg, Communities of Faith Volunteer Organizer, went over the temporary … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Night Out 2017

August 2 was a lovely evening to be out and celebrating Neighborhood Night Out in Eagan and Night to Unite in Burnsville. My appreciation to all who participated in these events. These activities provided a great opportunity for neighbors to talk and … Continue reading

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I went to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Eagan High School tonight.  It was a musical version with songs from the Disney film and it was outstanding.  I was particularly impressed with the costumes for the gargoyles and … Continue reading

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Standing Up to Wall Street and Anti-Worker Agenda

The income gap in this country is growing larger and those in the lower income brackets are dealing with increasing challenges and stress. The wage difference between corporate executives and workers has increased dramatically. In addition, the gap between executive … Continue reading

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith passed away on July 3, 2017. There will be a gathering from 4-8:00 P.M. on Monday, July 10 at Klecatsky & Sons Eagan Chapel (1580 Century Point, Eagan) and one hour prior to the 11:00 A.M. Mass on … Continue reading

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