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Powderhorn Park oratory
draws Minneapolis left

Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), by Steve Brandt

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/5/2014 11:17:25 AM

It wasn’t exactly a reprise of the photo of Farmer-Laborite Gov. Floyd B. Olson speaking to thousands in Powderhorn Park that helped to spark Ed Felien’s idea, but his attempt to organize a Minneapolis version of London’s famed Speakers’ Corner at least drew a few curious onlookers on Friday. Felien’s open invitation to Minneapolitans to gather in the park for some old-fashioned July 4 oratory drew a score of speakers, and an audience that topped at 22, many of them those same speakers. This being Minneapolis, and more specifically the Powderhorn neighborhood, the politics ran from left to lefter.

They decided to replace the traditional fireworks; it was too rowdy last year.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/5/2014 12:07:09 PM     (No. 9911941)

I was born in Duluth, MN. I hope Duluthians have more brains than the idiots of Minneapolis.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chillijilli, 7/5/2014 12:50:24 PM     (No. 9911964)

This piece underscores the problem. We conservatives have just as much to say and should have established a Speaker´s Corner in as many urban areas as possible. But we don´t.
Why is that. Do we really think that we can educate others by osmosis or just thinking good thoughts? We don´t have to be rude, unseemly or bawdy. But we DO have to *be.*

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 7/6/2014 9:01:45 AM     (No. 9912648)

Will it have Somali translators?

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