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By Lavender December 3, 2009

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The Aliveness Project in Sight of Reaching Goal

The Aliveness Project has taken two very large steps closer to its goal of a new building at 3808 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. With the help of Erik Tollesfson and Brian LaMere of Wells Fargo, it received a $60,000 grant earlier this fall. Shortly thereafter, UPS gave an early Christmas gift of $5,000 to the organization as well. With the help of these two companies, plus many others groups and individuals, The Aliveness Project will be able not only to continue its great work of helping people living with HIV/AIDS, but also to do even more in a larger, up-to-date building when it opens.

2009 Election Result

This year’s election results showed that support for the GLBT community is gaining ground. The following GLBT or GLBT-friendly candidates either won or lost:

Won
Robert Lilligren (Minneapolis City Council, Ward 6)
Gary Schiff (Minneapolis City Council, Ward 9)
Carol Becker (Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation)
John Erwin (Minneapolis Park Board)
James Llanas (Maplewood City Council)
Kerry Gauthier (Duluth City Council, 4th District)

Lost
Phil Willkie (Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation)
Tom Nordyke (Minneapolis Park Board)
Beth Olson (Duluth City Council, At Large)

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