MinnPost 9th Anniversary Party

Buy individual tickets

Program-only tickets are $60 and can be purchased online or at the Cowles Center box office.

Become a sponsor

Sponsors get multiple tickets to the program and the sponsor-only pre-program reception.

About the Program

Norm Ornstein and Sen. Al Franken

Just one week after Election Day, Norm Ornstein and Sen. Al Franken will bring sharp insight (and wit) to a discussion of what happened on Nov. 8 — and what comes next.

The plan is that Sen. Al will ask the questions and political scientist Norm will answer, but somehow we know they’ll both have plenty to say.

Norm and Al have been close friends for almost 30 years. Al calls Norm “the funniest policy wonk I know.” Norm is also the prophet who saw Trump’s rise coming way back in the summer of 2015, when most people thought Trump’s candidacy was a joke. A self-described centrist at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, Norm also does election eve analysis for BBC News and writes award-winning books, as well as columns for National Journal and The Atlantic.

You can learn more about Norm — and his special relationship with Sen. Franken — in a recent profile published in Minnesota Alumni magazine.

Schedule

The event includes a reception for Sponsors and their guests at Cosmos in Loews Minneapolis Hotel from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by the program at 7:30 and a post-show reception in the Atrium.

Location

The location of the show is the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis (map).

The Cowles Center provides parking information on their site. Sponsors will receive parking vouchers for the Mayo Clinic Ramp below Cosmos.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship LevelsWhat you getCostTax-deductible
Presenting Sponsor
Edward R. Murrow

12+ tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking. Prominent recognition at pre-show reception, lobby, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available.

$5,000+*
Tier I
Ida Tarbell
8 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 4 cars. Recognition at pre-show reception, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150. $2,400$2,000
Tier II
Carl Rowan
6 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 3 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150. $1,200$900
Tier III
A.J. Leibling
4 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 2 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150. $600$400
Tier IV
I.F. Stone
2 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for 1 car. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150. $300$200

Individual Program-Only Tickets

Program-only tickets are $60 and are available now. MinnPost Gold and Platinum members — who donate $10 a month or more — receive a 20% discount on program-only tickets. Become a member today and contact Claire at cradomski@minnpost.com or 612-455-6954 to receive your discount code.

You can also stop by the Cowles Center box office to purchase tickets.

Event Sponsors

Become a sponsor today to ensure your place on the list (and at the event).

Tier I: Ida Tarbell

Accredited Investors Wealth Management
Kim and Garry Kieves
Laurie and Joel Kramer
Lee Lynch and Terry Saario
Jennifer Martin

Tier II: Carl Rowan

At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe
Fran and Barb Davis
Jack and Claire Dempsey
Sue DeNuccio
Warren and Joyce Kapsner
Fred and Kay de Sam Lazaro
Nancy Feldman
Vernae and Mike Hasbargen
House of Charity
Barbara and Paul Klaas
The Minneapolis Foundation
Pamela Neary and Court Storey
Susan and David Plimpton
University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication
UCare

Tier III: A.J. Leibling

Jill and Larry Field
Grandchildren of George and Anne Hage
Sam and Sylvia Kaplan
Becky Lourey
NewStudio Architecture
Kandace Olsen and Scott Peterson
RBC Wealth Management – Warren Kelly
Rebecca and Mark Shavlik
Nancy Speer and Jim Shaver

Tier IV: I.F. Stone

Joyce Anderson
Paul H. and Jan Anderson
Bill and Sharon Clapp
Jack and Pat Davies
Jim and Joy Erickson
Samuel and Chris Freedman
Gary Gardner and Helen Kivnick
Cathy Gorlin and Marshall Tanick
Marlyis and Norman Harris
David Hartwell and Elizabeth De Baut
Mike and Val Herring
Gay and Mark Herzberg
Cecily Hines and Tom Pettus
Diane and Tony Hofstede
Patrick and Debbie Irestone
Ann Juergens and Jay Weiner
Jacques and Mary Koppel
Maureen Kucera-Walsh and Mike Walsh
Anita Kunin
Peggy and Dave Lucas
Jane Mauer
Kita McVay and Jim Johnson
Daniel Mondor
David and Leni Moore
T.W. Moore and Joan Growe
Sandra Nelson and Larry Lamb
Margaret Nelson Brinkhaus
Jim and Rosalie O’Brien
Mike and Kay O’Keefe
Edward and Peggy Pluimer
Jim and Andrea Rubenstein
Lynn and Thomas Rusch
Barbara and Jonathan Scoll
Judy Schwartau
Alan and Linda Shapiro
Sherburne & Dahl, Ltd.
Bruce Shnider and Patricia Strandness
Jennifer and David Thomas
Ellen and Jim Van Iwaarden
Ellen Wolfson
Terry and Susan Wolkerstorfer