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MinnRoast 2018 slide show #3

Over 1,200 members, sponsors and friends enjoyed MinnPost's 11th annual variety show on April 27 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Hundreds crowded into Rock Bottom Brewery for the pre-show sponsor reception. Joining regular show performers like Gov. Mark Dayton, Brian "BT" Turner, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Rep. Keith Ellison, and singers Maria Jette and OutLoud!, were first-timers Mayor Jacob Frey, Mayor Melvin Carter, Minneapolis Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, actor Tyler Michaels and Prairie Fire Lady Choir. Speaker Kurt Daudt, actress Sally Wingert, state Sen. Tom Bakk and others joined in the fun via video. MinnPost contributing photographer Jana Freiband captured the evening.

Julie and Jim Graves
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Julie and Jim Graves
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Luke Bekemeyer, Steve Bekemeyer and Dudley Sherman
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Patrick Seeb, MinnRoast sponsors Julie and Charlie Zelle, Lisa Clarke and Colin Gentling
Kate Wolford, Gia Vitali and MinnRoast sponsor Lee Sheehy
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
McKnight Foundation president Kate Wolford, Gia Vitali and MinnRoast sponsor Lee Sheehy
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Marissa Schon, David Hakensen, Elizabeth Kohen and Erin Sunseri
MinnPost illustrator Hugh Bennewitz and David Carberry
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost illustrator Hugh Bennewitz and David Carberry
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Cynthia Betz, Bridget Reddan, Amy Nelson and Cari Hatcher
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Laura Smith and friend
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
State Rep. Mike Freiberg, MinnRoast sponsor Mike Herring and Ellen Beaver
Jacqui Emmer and Rep. Tom Emmer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Jacquie Emmer and Rep. Tom Emmer
Sam and Sylvia Kaplan
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sam and Sylvia Kaplan
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Keith Ellison backstage
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Keith Ellison backstage
MinnRoast performers Lynn Smith and Michelle Hutchison
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast performers Lynn Smith and Michelle Hutchison
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and Sen. Tina Smith
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and Sen. Tina Smith
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus ensemble OutLoud! backstage
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus ensemble OutLoud! backstage
Minneapolis Council Member Jeremiah Ellison and Rep. Keith Ellison
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Minneapolis Council Member Jeremiah Ellison and Rep. Keith Ellison
MinnRoast emcee Gary Eichten
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast emcee Gary Eichten
Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost editor Andrew Putz and publisher Andrew Wallmeyer share a few words about the state of MinnPost.
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Tyler Michaels opening the show with MinnRoast director Ashleigh Swenson and singer/dancer Lulu Bronson

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