Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Hundreds of people rang in 2013 with a Jan. 1 dip in the icy waters of Lake Minnetonka. The annual ALARC Ice Dive will took place at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior and gave jumpers the option to help raise money for a variety of local charities and nonprofits. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The presumed Republican nominee made his way to the Twin Cities Thursday night.
Next week, Mitt Romney will be oceanside in Tampa, FL as he attempts to earn the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Today, however, he was lakeside at the Lafayette Club as he visited the Twin Cities for a Republican fundraiser. His motorcade was greeted by protesters, including a busload of supporters of President Barack Obama with signs and chants. Here's some local reaction from social media users around the Twin Cities.
With chants, masks and signs, protesters made their presence felt during the Republican frontrunner's visit to Minnesota.
As presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney prepared to descend on the Lake Minnetonka area Thursday evening, an estimated 50 to 75 protesters began to assemble at one of the prime spots for his visit, Lake Minnetonka's prestigious Lafayette Club. With Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan still a questionable arrival, demonstrators made sure his presence was known with cardboard masks. St. Louis Park resident Ilo Madden attended the protest rally because she's "worried about democracy." She said she's saved $300 so far under the new health care plan. "I love 'Obamacare.' I don't like Bush tax cuts," she said. Her personal slogan, she said, is "keep your 'mitts' off my healthcare." Most of the people in expensive vehicles driving by …