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by Steve Holt
August 23rd, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Plastic Bag Ban

While a paper bag weighs more, I'd be willing to bet that people recycle them and a vastly greater rate, but thats besides the point.... I think the real benefit is actually in getting people to be conscious of these issues and to ultimately reduce the usage of "disposable" items like that over all....
by Steve Holt
August 23rd, 2013, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Paper will still exist, and hey, you can buy garbage bags separately.

On a higher level, we are so disconnected from the consequences of our consumption and the stuff we throw away... anything that makes us think twice about it & reduce waste is a good thing, imo.
by Steve Holt
August 23rd, 2013, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis

Councilwoman Tuthill proposing a ban on plastic bags in Minneapolis. I absolutely endorse this.

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1036 ... astic-bags
by Steve Holt
August 2nd, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minnesota Secretary of State
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Aaaand Rachel Larson Bohman has dropped out. Not clear why. Disappointing.
by Steve Holt
July 11th, 2013, 8:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Betty Danger's Country Club
Replies: 40
Views: 12165

Re: Betty Danger's Country Club

If done right, this has the potential to be very very cool.

...or, could turn into a tacky carnival-like mess.
by Steve Holt
July 9th, 2013, 1:02 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minnesota Secretary of State
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Fmr Rep Jeremy Kalin is in. Surprises me, I had sort of assumed he'd given up on politics for good.
by Steve Holt
June 25th, 2013, 11:39 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minnesota Secretary of State
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Winkler says he is no longer considering and won't be running. Unclear if its related to the "uncle tom" business.

Rep. Hilstom, however, is:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/displa ... -hillstrom
by Steve Holt
June 19th, 2013, 1:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 39973

Re: Mayoral Race

Wow, didn't expect that he would drop out *completely*.

Also, he is not seeking re-election to 9th ward either
by Steve Holt
June 14th, 2013, 7:35 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minnesota Secretary of State
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Garofalo is out of the running
by Steve Holt
June 12th, 2013, 9:57 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 39973

Re: Mayoral Race

Question: has anyone ever actually based their vote on which candidate was endorsed by x caucus? I mean, as someone touched on earlier, if someone is endorsed by the sierra club, or Emily's list, etc, does it actually make a difference with anyone, do you think?

I have to think not really
by Steve Holt
June 4th, 2013, 2:40 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minnesota Secretary of State
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Eeek.

I like Rachel because she really isn't that partisan and has actually worked with election administration first hand. I would hate for it to go to a relatively high profile legislator simply because they have the ability to fundraise.
by Steve Holt
June 4th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minnesota Secretary of State
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Minnesota Secretary of State

Ritchie will not run again: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/06/mark_ritchie_wont_seek_third_term_as_secretary_of_state.php Rachel Larson Bohman (formerly Rachel Smith), who previously headed up Anoka and Hennepin County elections, has announced that she is running. Personally, I previously ...
by Steve Holt
June 3rd, 2013, 11:03 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11451

Re: Ward 10

From Meg's facebook page just now: "What a beautiful morning for an announcement! Because I care deeply about this city, I will be continuing my campaign for re-election to bring consistency, inclusiveness and progressive leadership to the 10th Ward. Thank you for all the phone calls, emails and vis...
by Steve Holt
June 2nd, 2013, 9:00 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 39973

Re: Mayoral Race

“@smckenzie21: Stonewall DFL, LGBT & friends caucus of the state’s DFL, endorses Mark Andrew for #MplsMayor”

This surprises me. Andrew over Hodges, who was huge in the vote no campaign early on, and Schiff who would be the first gay mayor himself? Hmmmmmm.
by Steve Holt
June 1st, 2013, 6:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Open House For Mississippi Scenic Assessment Project
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Open House For Mississippi Scenic Assessment Project

The National Park Service is having an open house for the Mississippi National Recreation Area's ongoing scenic assessment project & visual protection plan. It has been a project (which I have been a volunteer for a tiny part of) to catalog & evaluate scenic sites along the corridor. Anyone and ever...

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