BC-MN–Minnesota Daybook, MN

Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs concludes statewide town hall tour in Minneapolis. Contact: Anna Long, 651-757-1536, 651-263-2640 or anna.long@state.mn.us.

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Chris Dahlberg brings his Front Porch Leadership campaign to Richfield and southeast Minneapolis front porches. Contact: Chris Dahlberg, 218-591-0429, or Steve Freenfield, 218-260-7283.

MINNEAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon takes part in launching of Minnesota School Breakfast Challenge. 7-8 a.m. Pillsbury Elementary School, 2250 Garfield St. N.E.

WADENA — Minnesota Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Wadena. 8:45 a.m. Wadena Memorial Auditorium, 250 Dayton Ave. S.E.

BROOKLYN CENTER — Safe Kids Northwest Metro Minneapolis, Safe Routes to School and FedEx volunteers join students in Brooklyn Center to celebration International Walk to School Day. Walk starts at 9 a.m., followed by school assembly at 9:20 a.m. Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School, 7020 Dupont Ave. N.Contact: LeeAnn Mortenson, 763-581-3740, Chloe Kivestu, 646-935-4303 or Cathy Rude, 612-239-0718.

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton speaks at St. Cloud State Nursing Students Day at state Capitol. 9 a.m. State Capitol, Senate Committee Room 318. Contact: Matt Swenson, 651-201-3445, 763-464-0042 or matt.swenson@state.mn.us.

BLUE EARTH — In support of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Blue Earth changes its name to Orange Earth — the designated color of bullying prevention — and the Green Giant statue’s 25-foot green toga will turn orange. 10-10:30 a.m. Green Giant statue, 1126 Green Giant Lane. Contact: Jenn DeBarge Goonan, 617-947-0971 or JGoonan@conecomm.com.

MINNEAPOLIS — Superman, Batman and Spider-Man descend on Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis to wash windows as patients and their families watch from inside. 10 a.m. 2525 Chicago Ave .S. Contact: Justin Theodotou, 612-813-6626, 952-220-0604 or Justin.theodotou@childrensMN.org.

CONFERENCE CALL — Minnesota Clean Energy leaders hold conference call on using the real health and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels in electricity decisions. 11 a.m. Call-in number 1-866-740-1260, access code 7267562. Contact: J. Drake Hamilton, Hamilton@fresh-energy.org.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS — Gov. Mark Dayton participates in community meeting on employment changes at Boise Cascade paper mill in International Falls. 11:15 a.m. Koochiching County Courthouse, third floor courtroom, 715 4th Ave. Contact: Matt Swenson, 651-201-3445, 763-464-0042 or matt.swenson@state.mn.us.

ST. PAUL — Several legislative committees hold joint hearing on impact of synthetic drugs in metro area. 12:30 p.m. 10 State Office Building. Contact: Matt Roznowski, 651-296-8875.

ST. PAUL — Target Corp. and The Heart of America Foundation unveil newly renovated library and Target Meals for Minds food pantry at St. Paul Music Academy. 1:30 p.m. 27 E. Geranium Ave. Contact: Erica Suter, ericas@imre.com.

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Mark Dayton speaks at reception for Association for Conflict Resolution Conference. 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom EFG, third floor meeting room, 1001 Marquette Ave. S. Contact: Matt Swenson, 651-201-3445, 763-464-0042 or matt.swenson@state.mn.us.

MINNEAPOLIS — American Indian College Fund gala honors CEL Kevin Walker of St. Paul’s Northwest Area Foundation. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Depot Renaissance Hotel, 225 S. 3rd Ave. Contact: Tina Mosetis, 516-458-2090.

Thursday, Oct. 10

MAPLEWOOD — Open house on Interstate 35E Cayuga improvement project between University Avenue and Maryland Avenue in St. Paul, and the I-35E MnPASS project between Cayuga St4reet and Little Canada Road. 4:30-7 p.m. St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 380 E. Roselawn Ave. Contact: Kevin Walker, 651-234-7509.

ST. PAUL — Breaking Through Poverty legislative town hall. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, 553 Fairview Ave. N. Contact: Deanna Smiley Gulliford, 651-379-5940 or dgulliford@goodwilleasterseals.org.

The AP, Minneapolis

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