Thursday, September 6, 2012
As President Obama and other spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Tom Hamilton of Spring Lake Park and Hinda Ali of Columbia Heights tweeted their thrills and photos.
Here are a sample of tweets from this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC by delegates Tom Hamilton of Spring Lake Park, MN and Hinda Ali of Columbia Heights, MN. (If you don't see them here, try viewing them at Storify.com.) Below is the Democratic National Convention schedule for Thursday, with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden giving acceptance speeches, below. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 7 p.m. (Central) 8 p.m. Central 9 p.m. Central
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
She's said to be first Somali-American delegate at the Democratic National Convention, and one of a record number of Muslim delegates at a national political convention.
Among the delegates from Minnesota in Charlotte, NC for the 2012 Democratic National Convention is Hinda Ali of Columbia Heights, who may be the first Somali-American delegate to a major-party national political convention. She is also one of what one organzation reported is the largest number of Muslim delegates at a national party convention. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, "recent estimates place the number of Muslim delegates at more than 100, up from 43 Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the 2008 Democratic convention, and 25 at the 2004 convention." Click on the YouTube thumbnail to hear how Ali was recruited by Minnesota's DFL Party, in a short video from The UpTake. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, delegates heard …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Day 1: Aug. 23 It’s Thrifty Thursday at the fair, with adult admission knocked down to $10 and children’s admission to $7. There's a technology theme today with SciMathMN bringing Minnesota STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) hands-on activities from more than 20 organizations. Click on the PDF thumbnail to read the official fair schedule for Aug. 23, 2012 online. FIRST robotics teams from around the state will have their robots on display during the fair. Spring Lake Park competes on Saturday, Aug. 25. An opening ceremony will be held at that the Leinie Lodge Bandshell at 10 a.m. Bonnie Raitt plays at 7:30 p.m. at the grandstand with special guest Mavis Staples. Tickets are available for $34.50 and $44.50. Check out the fair'…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Click for a parade map, festival schedule and more from Fridley Patch.