Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak are jointly promoting a moment of silence at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in memory of the two-year anniversary of the collapse of the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River.
Pawlenty, a Republican, and Rybak, a DFLer, last year unveiled a memorial design and are now working together to recruit a committee that will try to raise more than $1 million to build the I-35W Bridge Remembrance Garden in Gold Medal Park.
Meanwhile, while Pawlenty is in California speaking to top Republican Party leaders and burnishing his possible White House candidacy, Rybak is taking issue with the governor’s attacks on the Obama health care initiatives.
On his Facebook page today, Rybak wrote:
“Pawlenty heads to CA attack Obama some more; try to promote his own failed budget and health care cuts. Really.”