I just got a call from a former city councilor.Â The CouncilorÂ too enjoyed the column.Â TheÂ Councilor also told me that that the UGLRC scandal helped convinceÂ them to switch to the Republican Party. Since then the Councilor has switched to being an Independent.
The Councilor had a friend on the periphery of theÂ UGLRC stew who had witnessed how hard Duluth Democrats worked to get Oberstar theÂ DFL nomination. That friend had also toldÂ the CouncilorÂ who the next Mayor of Duluth would be (thirty years ago that is). The friend had been handed an envelope with $5,000.00 in it to give to thisÂ mayoral candidate’s campaign. The friend refused to be a bag person so someone else had to pass the money on. I think I’d like to talk to the friend. I have a feeling that there are lots of interesting stories out there.