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Border Wars: Examining Tax Visions in Minnesota and Wisconsin

When: October 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Border Wars: Taxes, Jobs, and the Economy in Minnesota and Wisconsin Minnesota and Wisconsin are pursuing different strategies for economic growth and prosperity. What are the results in terms of balancing the state’s budgets, job creation, business start-ups and retention,

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The Future of Minnesota’s Electric Utilities

When: November 1, 2013 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Visitor Center, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103, USA

The historical business model for electric utilities has been centralized power production and a one-way, single provider, distribution system, with greater revenues tied to generating and then selling more energy. But changes in the energy system—including increasing amounts of distributed

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Rochester Fair Courts Forum

When: October 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: University of Minnesota Rochester, 111 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55902, USA

Join moderator Kathy Meyerle and local hosts the Olmsted County Bar Association, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters Rochester, Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Three Rivers Community Action, and UMR Connects for a Fair Courts Forum presented by the Coalition

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Stop Fighting, Start Fixing: Making Government Work

When: September 26, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

Mark McKinnon | September 26, 12:00 PM Stop Fighting, Start Fixing: Making Government Work Mark McKinnon has been a political advisor and communications strategist for more than three decades. He is Global Vice-Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Strategies and President

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One Year Ahead IP Fundraiser

When: November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Champps Americana Restaurant, 80th Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369, USA

With one year to the 2014 Minnesota elections the Independence Party invites you to join us in Maple Grove for a party fundraiser and get together. We’ll hear from former and potential legislative candidates, talk about the most important issues

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IP Meet and Greet with Stephanie Woodruff

When: September 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: The Cardinal Restaurant and Bar, 2920 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

Come and meet the 5th Congressional District IP’s first choice for Minneapolis mayor at this IP meet and greet hosted by a growing list of local IPers like State Party chair Kyle Lewis, 5th CD Chair Joseph Koch, Vice Chairs Peter Tharaldson, Tom Reynolds, and Matt

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Health Reform: Premium Shock or Benefit Redesign?

When: September 4, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Health Reform: Premium Shock or Benefit Redesign? Some independent analysts warn that health reform will boost premiums. Others point to wider coverage of benefits even if prices rise. National experts and leading Minnesota policymakers will analyze the impact of reform

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Transportation and Economic Competitiveness Forum

When: September 20, 2013 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Did you know that… Freight rail transported 228 million tons of freight in Minnesota in 2012 Minnesota has the 8th largest rail system in nation with 4,481 route miles of track Minnesota is 1st in the nation in movement of

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Modernizing Public Schools – Telephone Town Hall

When: August 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Call-in – (703) 485-4748, with ID number 3789

From MinnPost: http://www.minnpost.com/political-agenda/2013/08/two-state-senators-hold-telephone-town-hall-modernizing-public-schools A telephone “town hall” on modernizing public schools is scheduled for Wednesday evening with state Sens. Terri Bonoff and Branden Petersen. Working on the call with the education advocacy group MinnCAN, Bonoff, a DFLer from Minnetonka, and

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IP at the State Fair – Local Elections

When: August 26, 2013 all-day
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – IP site, Underwood Street & Dan Patch Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN 55113, USA

2013 may be an off year but not for everyone. Minnesotans will go to the polls in November in some of the state’s largest cities like Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington and Minnetonka. The Independence Party is playing an active role

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