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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

2012 Convention

The City received what I consider to be very good news today: Democratic officials have decided to hold the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, rather than Minneapolis.

In a time when we are cutting vital services like neighborhood organizations, I'm glad to see that we won't be on the hook for the sorts of costs and risks that come with a major party convention in 2012. I'm also relieved that we won't be the epicenter for the sort of police-state actions that seem to occur at every convention for both major parties, with little or no local control over those actions.

I consider this "loss" a great win for Minneapolis.


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