Minnesota Mayors Endorse Mark Dayton

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At a Friday morning State Capitol press conference, a host of Minnesota mayors and other community leaders endorsed Democratic-Farm-Labor candidate Mark Dayton for governor. The group included Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman, Fergus Falls mayor Hal Leland and former chair of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners John Derus. The group highlighted Republican candidate Tom Emmer’s opposition to the state providing local government aid, and emphasized that they wanted a state government that worked with them, and not against them.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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