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Objects in Mirror: August 18, 2008 Archive

Monday's three for the RNC

Posted at 9:06 AM on August 18, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Two weeks to go! The Republican National Convention is in the news and in discussion:

*MPR's Tim Nelson on Convention Beat: The stage is set

*MPR's Tim Pugmire writes: Attending RNC may be difficult for embattled candidates

*mnpolitics.gather.com contributor Winston Smith's opinion piece: The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!

Discuss Minnesota's unemployment issues

Posted at 5:28 PM on August 18, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

"Here's a contest you don't want to win: Your state beats the nation in unemployment percentage."
- from Minnesota jobs -- and mall dominance -- shrinking by MPR Public Insight Journalism Analyst Paul Tosto

Tosto hosts open economic discussions online that call for your feedback. After reading the perspectives on his home loans post, I can't wait to see what people have to say about Minnesota jobs -- and mall dominance -- shrinking. It could go in so many directions.

How should the state address unemployment? What does unemployment look like where you live? How does it affect the quality of life in your community?

*Discuss this and other economic issues on mnlookouts.gather.com
*Meet MPR's Economic Lookouts
*MPR's Minnesota Slowdown collection

MPR Advocates Network meet-up in Duluth

Posted at 1:33 PM on August 18, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Duluth area residents, the MPR Advocates Network meet-up is set for tomorrow.

Who: MPR Advocates, Tom Kigin, MPR's executive vice president, MPR regional leadership
What: A chance to get to know others, catch up on current MPR public affairs issues
Where: Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, Minn.
When: Tuesday, August 19, 2008; 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free. You just have to RSVP.

*Discussion group: mpradvocates.gather.com

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