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Michele Bachmann to Discuss Ideas with Residents at 'Coffee With Your Congresswoman'

The sixth congressional district congresswoman, who represents St. Michael and Albertville, is scheduled to be at Caribou Coffee in Monticello at 8 a.m. Saturday.

 

St. Michael area residents will have an opportunity to voice concerns or discuss ideas with Minnesota's Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Saturday morning.

Bachmann is hosting a "Coffee with your Congresswoman" event at Caribou Coffee in Monticello from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Feb. 2. The shop is at 100 West 6th St. in Monticello.

Bachmann represents Minnesota's sixth congressional district, which includes St. Michael and Albertville.

She announced the coffee event on her Facebook page and Twitter feed Wednesday.

2Frank February 01, 2013 at 08:07 PM
In September 2012, First Islamic Investment Bank owned almost 90% of Caribou stock. Perhaps she going to announce the Caribou's ties to Islamic business there? This would be Ms. Bachmann's first documented visit to the district since she was re-elected. Don't you think it would have been good to have visited a locally owned coffee shop instead? A shop, where the local district small business ownership could have gained something? And the headquarters that might exist in Minnesota?
JoJo February 02, 2013 at 05:15 AM
Get a life, 2Frank.
2Frank February 02, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Jo Jo at 11:15 p.m. I should get a life. You are correct I shouldn't be questioning Ms. Bachmann's - allegiance to corporations with possible Muslim Brotherhood ties - allegiance to Minnesota Corporations - her ability to create jobs in Minnesota - or her ability to spotlight small businesses in District 6 I was wrong to believe that a Congresswoman should do all they can do with every decision. You see, I was given sensibilities in this life to realize those hurting around me and to hope for a better life for them and myself. I know that I shouldn't be so senstive. I have to applaud Ms. Bachmann's visit to the district and her attempts to get a clue - it shows that she might be trying.
2Frank February 02, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Oh one more thing... Don't get drunk from the coffee or conversation with Ms. Bachmann before 10 a.m. It's doesn't reflect well on the tea party.
Tim February 02, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Caribou was recently sold to a German company for $340 million. True, it would've been nice to support a local business, but I think the fact that she is meeting with constituents in her district is good for any politician, Republican or Democrat. I will be interested to hear how it went.
Edward February 04, 2013 at 01:23 AM
I don't think many small businesses can afford the loss of business that comes with hosting Bachmann; ergo she has to go to perceived neutral places like Caribou where there is no direct tie to a (Republican) owner/operator in the community. I saw business fall off dramatically for one small business after she appeared there on a campaign stop. Her visit there was highly publicized, and after it was known that the business owner was a huge supporter there was a great loss in patronage. Bachmann is extremely polarizing, and anyone who is left of extreme rightwing (which is most people) will be turned off and likely to stop visiting any place of business that is seen as actively supporting her.
Edward February 04, 2013 at 01:27 AM
At the extreme end of losing business would be the boycott of Stillwater a few years back -- millions of dollars of lost business simply because the city was in Bachmann's district and she was the leader of anti-gay rights movement in MN legislature. That kind of lost business hurts small business the most, and it's what they are trying to avoid by keeping Bachmann out of their businesses.

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