MinnRoast 2015 slide show #4

Photos from the variety show featuring Gov. Mark Dayton, Rep. Tom Emmer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Betsy Hodges, Sen. Al Franken and more.

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Mugsy, Gov. Mark Dayton, Ashleigh Swenson and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast singer Mugsy, Gov. Mark Dayton, MinnRoast director and performer Ashleigh Swenson and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith backstage before the show
Guitarist Scott Graves and pianist Eric Edwalds
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Guitarist Scott Graves and pianist Eric Edwalds
Bassist John Etzell and drummer Ryan Lodgaard
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Bassist John Etzell and drummer Ryan Lodgaard
Joel Kramer, Al Sicherman and Joe Kimball
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost editor/CEO Joel Kramer, Al Sicherman and MinnPost reporter Joe Kimball backstage before the show
MinnRoast co-hosts Roxane Battle and Go 96.3's Barb Abney
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast co-hosts Roxane Battle and Go 96.3’s Barb Abney
MinnRoast hoofers Mugsy and Amy Buchanan
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast hoofers Mugsy and Amy Buchanan
Smith, Kimball, Swenson, Turner, Mugsy, Lynch, Buchanan
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Lynn Smith, Joe Kimball, Ashleigh Swenson, Brian “BT” Turner, Mugsy, Lee Lynch and Amy Buchanan
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges delivering her monologue
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges delivering her monologue
Soprano Maria Jette, center, serenading the audience
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Soprano Maria Jette, center, serenading the audience, with Lynn Smith and Brian “BT” Turner
Amy Buchanan pining for Sunday liquor sales
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Amy Buchanan pining for Sunday liquor sales
Mugsy celebrating the boom in Twin Cities taprooms
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Mugsy celebrating the boom in Twin Cities taprooms
Sen. Amy Klobuchar sharing her favorite MinnPost headlines
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sen. Amy Klobuchar sharing her favorite MinnPost headlines
Lee Lynch, Warren Kapsner, Joe Kimball, Joel Kramer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
It wouldn’t be MinnRoast without Lee Lynch, Warren Kapsner, Joe Kimball, Joel Kramer and Brian “BT” Turner (not pictured) in their Village People regalia
MinnPost publisher Andrew Wallmeyer
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MinnPost publisher Andrew Wallmeyer making a pitch to fund the New Americans beat. Thanks to the support of those in attendance, MinnPost made its goal in a matter of minutes.
Members of VocalEssence
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Members of VocalEssence harmonize about the disharmony over Southwest LRT
Rep. Tom Emmer cracking up the crowd
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Rep. Tom Emmer cracking up the crowd
Brian "BT" Turner and Lynn Smith mock our current surveillance state
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Brian “BT” Turner and Lynn Smith mock our current surveillance state
Rep. Keith Ellison singing a parody about campaign finance
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Rep. Keith Ellison singing a parody about campaign finance — geeky and funny!
Vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu performing a ballad bemoaning the move of Medtronic HQ to Ireland
Warren Kapsner, Joe Kimball, Brian "BT" Turner and Lynn Smith
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
It’s “all about my base” for Warren Kapsner, Joe Kimball, Brian “BT” Turner and Lynn Smith
Brian "BT" Turner, Mugsy, Ashleigh Swenson, Al Sicherman, et al
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Brian “BT” Turner, Mugsy, Ashleigh Swenson, Al Sicherman, et al building a red/blue consensus near the end of the show
Sen. Al Franken sharing a heartwarming (and hilarious) story
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sen. Al Franken sharing a heartwarming (and hilarious) story from his 2008 campaign
vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast 2015 ends on a high note thanks to vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Brian "BT" Turner and Mugsy announce the raffle winners
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Brian “BT” Turner and Mugsy announce the raffle winners

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