Over 1,400 members, sponsors and friends enjoyed MinnPost’s 10th annual variety show on April 28 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Hundreds filled Rock Bottom Brewery for the pre-show sponsor reception. Joining regular show performers like Gov. Mark Dayton, Rep. Tom Emmer and Sen. Amy Klobuchar were first-timers “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern, “Almanac” reporter Mary Lahammer, rapper DJ/FRND and soul singer PaviElle French. Others, including Rep. Keith Ellison, Tom Horner, actress Michelle Hutchison and Amy Koch appeared in videos throughout the program. MinnPost contributing photographer Jana Freiband captured the evening.
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