Infrastructure Issue of Common Sense II

2017 10 Common Sense

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Rough Roads in Northern Minnesota by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events

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American Infrastructure by Bob Passi

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Adrift In A Neon Green Sea! by Vicki Andrews
Infrastructure Risks in the Oil Transport Industry by Vicki Andrews

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The Music of Democracy by Bob Passi

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America’s Unraveling Fabric by Valerie Conner
Nonprofit Expo & Governor Candidates Forum

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY Grand Rapids Events


ESSAY CONTEST ABOUT SANDY LAKE TRAGEDY OF 1850 – grades 6 through Adults
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20
Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850 Essay Contest is open for Grand Rapids students and residents (3 age groups: grades 6 -9, grades 10-12, ages 18 and over), must address the question “How does knowing about the Big Sandy Lake Tragedy impact my life today?” , and must utilize the What Treaties Matter Educator Guide [http://treatiesmatter.org/exhibit/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Treaty-Economy.pdf]

THROUGHOUT OCTOBER @ MACROSTIE
ART EXHIBIT BY OJIBWA ARTIST GORDON COONS

October – MacRostie Art Center – Features Gordon Coons, who paints in an Ojibwa woodland art style combining Ojibwa petroglyphs and images and stories from birch bark scrolls. Coons is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe of northern Wisconsin.

OCT 6, FRIDAY 4-7 PM @ YMCA
WHY TREATIES MATTER EXHIBITION WITH CIRCLES OF HEALING

Friday, Oct. 6, 4 – 7 p.m. – The inaugural First Friday Art Walk at the YMCA features the award winning Why Treaties Matter Exhibition. Circle of Healing members will be on-hand to answer questions. Refreshments provided by the YMCA.

OCT. 9, MONDAY 7 pm @ GR LIBRARY
OFFICIAL PRONOUNCEMENT & ORIGINAL RESEARCH

“Everyone is invited to the City’s official celebration on Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Area Library,” said Melissa Weidendorf, chair of the Grand Rapids Human Rights Commission. “In addition to a reading of the resolution by Mayor Adams, Commissioner Karen Noyce will present her original research about the Grand Rapids area, including Pokegama Lake.”. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library.
Program:
• Welcome – Human Rights Commission Chair Melissa Weidendorf
• Reading of resolution – Mayor Dale Adams
• Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850 Essay Contest – Commissioner Jess Hartshorn
• “Pokegama, Gichiziibi, and Namegosi: retrieving a neglected history of place” presentation by Commissioner Karen Noyce. In reconstructing a map of the local landscape as it was in the mid-to-late 1800s, and tying historic events to the context of place, Karen stitches together some of these neglected historic threads.

OCT. 10, TUESDAY 6:30 – 7:30 pm @ YMCA
PRESENTATION BY MN INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL

“Tribes, Connections and Treaties” Presentation with Jim L. Jones Jr., Cultural Resource Director for the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Jim’s talk explores how treaties affect land and lifeways and will include the traditional cultural properties in our area.

OCT. 11, WEDNESDAY 4 – 7 p.m. @ Timberlake Lodge
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT

Stop by the Circle of Healing booth to learn about the 1855 treaty that made way for the City of Grand Rapids to exist – and why this supreme law of the land is everyone’s treaty today.

OCT. 13, FRIDAY 5:30 – 8 pm @ CENTRAL SQUARE MALL
REEL INJUN: ON THE TRAIL OF THE HOLLYWOOD INDIAN

Screening of the award-winning film, Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. Cree Filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema. Reel Injun looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding — and misunderstanding — of Natives. Pizza and refreshments served.

OCT. 20, Friday: Essay Contest Deadline
Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850 Essay Contest submissions due. Email to ipdessaycontest@gmail.com or mailed/delivered to Grand Rapids City Hall C/O Michele Palkki, 420 North Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN, 55744

Nov. 13, Monday 5 p.m. @ Grand Rapids City Hall – Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850 Essay Contest winners announced at the City Council Meeting.

Climate For Change Issue of Common Sense II

Enjoy reading the latest issue–Climate For Change–of Common Sense II
Page 1
“Extreme Storms Explained” by Eric Grimsrud
“The Environment” by Bob Passi
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“Solita, Daughter of the Sun, Visits the Earth – A Fable for Our Time” by Vicki Andrews
Page 3 Calendar of Events
Page 4
“The Environment For All Healthcare?” By Barb Anderson
“Penny Poll at the Fair”
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“Democracy Convention 2017” by Vicki Andrews
“Ghosts or Not?” by Valerie Conner

Progressives At Itasca County Fair

From August 16th through the 20th, volunteer progressives tended to their booth at Itasca County Fair. The booth is next to Itasca County DFL’s booth. In this photo, Chair Val Conner is visiting with former MN 5A Rep. John Persell.

Notice the new banner in the background; it portrays IPC’s emphasis on healthcare, global warming, and infrastructure.

The August issue of Common Sense II is annually generated to distribute to fairgoers. It explains who Itasca Progressive Caucus is, and posits what progressive are.

Common Sense II Spending Priorities

Common Sense II Spending Priorities Issue July 2017

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Rationing Healthcare by Barb Anderson
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A Lesson From Cuba by Jack Pick
Calendar of Events
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A Budget Farce by Bob Passi
Koch Dreams; Our Nightmare by Val Conner
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Sheep or Goats by Rev. David Bolstorff
Itasca County Fair sign-up
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Democracy Conference in Mpls – Info
We Are All Conservatives Now by Val Conner

Infrastructure Issue of Common Sense II

Enjoy reading the latest issue of Common Sense II on Infrastructure

Page 1
Healthcare for America by Bob Passi
Calendar of Events
Page 2
Healthcare Fear Words by Barb Anderson
Progressive Caucus Book Nook:
A Triple Whammy of Dystopian Fiction by Vicki Andrews
Page 3
But It’s Hard! by Valerie Conner
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Now Is Our Time To Stand Up For The Earth by Vicki Andrews
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Announcement of From the Ashes directed by Michael Bonfiglio
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Announcement of “The Benefits of Renewable Energy” by J. Drake Hamilton

Taxes, Trump, & Tyranny issue of Common Sense II:

Enjoy reading the latest issue of Common Sense II
Taxes, Trump, and Tyranny

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Taxes = User Fee by Bob Passi
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I’m Scared. Are You? by Vicki Andrews
How Important is the Truth by Barb Anderson
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Fire Away by Bob Passi
The Price of Peace by Barb Anderson
Team USA by Val Conner
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Raging Grannies: Needed Now More Than Ever! by Vicki Andrews
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Healthcare Providing Tax Breaks by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events

http://itascaprogressive.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/05-Common-Sense-May-2017.pdf

Earth Day at Central Square Mall

Earth Circle and the Central Square Mall are teaming up for the third annual Earth Day at Central Square Mall. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. In order to coordinate schedules with another big event, the March for Science, the Earth Day Celebration will be on Friday, April 21, as well as a shortened version on Saturday, April 22.

The event will begin on Friday at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., then resume on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be information tables and displays on a variety of environmental issues as well as children’s activities and games. There will be movies and free popcorn throughout the event. Special Earth Day animated children’s films will be shown from
4 – 5 on Friday afternoon and from 10 until noon on Saturday morning.

The Village Bookstore will host an Author Event on Friday from noon until 2 p.m. Featured authors will be Michael Meuers and Barry Babcock. Meuers will discuss his latest book, Road to Ponema: The Teachings of Larry Stillday, a well-known healer, leader and teacher from Red Lake Nation who touched many Ojibwe people in northern Minnesota. Barry Babcock will discuss his new book, Teacher in the Forest: Essays from the Last Wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters Country, about his experiences living simplistically with and not against nature.

Other special Earth Day activities in Grand Rapids are the unveiling of the new interactive exhibit ‘Lake Life’ at the Children’s Discovery Museum from 10 until 3 p.m. and the March for Science through downtown Grand Rapids, beginning at noon at KAXE. This will be followed by speakers and activities at the Grand Rapids Senior High School in the afternoon.

For further information call Central Square Mall at 326-4765 or Vicki Andrews at 218-259-4254

Environmental Issue of Common Sense II

Enjoy reading April’s edition.
Page 1
Environmental Changes by Bob Passi,
Page 2
Doomsday clock is Still Ticking by Vicki Andrews,
The Lesson of Weeds by Valerie Conner
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Climate Change Politics Strategy in the New Political Landscape by Dr. Patrick C. West
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Attend Democracy Conference in Mpls, Calendar of Events
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Draining the Swamp by Valerie Conner,
Environmental Answers???? By Barb Anderson