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Meet HD 66B GOP Candidates Murray & Copeland at Tin Cup’s Sept 11th 6-8 pm

Pause to Remember…

September 11th is a time to remember what happened 19 years ago in New York City, Washington DC, a field in Pennsylvania, and to where ever you were at on 9/11/01 when this  country was attacked for being the Beacon of Freedom in the World.  We came together to help one another out.  We praised the self-less actions of our First Responders, and we Republicans still do. It was a day to remember and also a day for action…

September 11th 2020 is also a day to remember the past, recent times (Late May 2020 to now), and a day of action.

A Day of Action

It’s Campaign Season and many voters have a week before they can start voting by absentee ballot on September 18th to vote in the General Election. So we’re having a Meet & Greet on Sept 11th, at Tin Cup’s from 6-8 pm.  Feel free to mask up and stop by.  Tin Cup’s has a great all-you-can-eat Fish Fry every Friday, and Gidget Bailey is serving the Deep Fried Tacos from last year’s Trash Wars Fundraisers.  So if you can’t make it to the event check out the websites and contact info of our endorsed candidates as well as Tin Cup’s menu below.

Meet the Endorsed Republican Candidates of HD 66B

Mikki Murray

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Website: mikkimurray.com

Email:   MikkiMurray4MNHouse@gmail.com 

Campaign Phone: 651-321-8387

Mikki Murray Donation Link 

(HD 66B GOP is posting the link as a courtesy, we do not get any of the $)


Greg Copeland

Website: gregcopeland911.wordpress.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Greg-Copeland-For-Saint-Paul

Email:  Gregcopeland1@comcast.net

By the way, if you are wondering about the 911 of Greg’s website name, it is his birthday.  So it’s his birthday on September 11th, wish him a Happy Birthday.

He wanted the Headline for the post to be “John Marty’s 1st Retirement Party,” as John Marty has been in the Minnesota Legislature since January 1987.  It’s time to help John Marty Career Politician to find a new career.


Tin Cup’s

We’re having our Meet & Greet at Tin Cup’s at the corner of Rice St & Maryland Ave W in St Paul.  Gidget Bailey, the owner, is a leader in the North End Neighborhood.  She has held a number of Grassroots Causes, and fundraisers for those less fortunate or those who had an unexpected expense.

She welcomes all who come to her business.  She has a great menu, free wi-fi, great drink specials, and a great neighborhood atmosphere.

This year has been tough on neighborhood businesses as the China Virus has hit many businesses small and great with mostly uncertainty and a lack business.  Gidget has an online ordering service which you can stop by and pick something up to go.

Tin Cup’s Online Ordering

Tin Cup’s Menu

Mike “Bones” Hartzell Resident of Rice St Passes Away at 71

Rice Street has lost its most famous Resident Mike Hartzell aka Bones.  We at MN HD 66B Republicans will miss Mike. Here is an article written by Fred Melo a reporter at St Paul Pioneer Press on December 3, 2018. ~~ Publius Jr


Mike “Bones” Hartzell, shown in a Jan. 1997 file photo, has been a familiar sight winter and summer along Rice Street from University Avenue to Maryland Avenue. Hartzell is known for his caravan of carts and wagons, including his heavily-loaded wheelbarrow. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

In St. Paul’s North End, Mike Hartzell was known by another name, one that drew familiar nods and warm smiles from storefront to storefront. “Bones” called Rice Street home, and residents and business owners claimed him as their own.

When television and newspaper reports described him as homeless, some bristled.

“The writer missed the point,” said a reader, responding online after a Feb. 2017 news article about a state legislative proclamation recognizing Bones on his 70th birthday. “Bones isn’t homeless. Rice Street is Bones’ home!”

Bones, a Vietnam veteran who swept and shoveled Rice Street’s sidewalks for his meals and found community outside its bars and stores, died Sunday following an illness, according to friends and family. He was 71.

In Feb. 2017, two state lawmakers read a proclamation at Lonetti’s Lounge on Rice Street honoring Bones on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The celebration included a nacho bar, cake and ice cream.

The proclamation recognized “Bones as an upstanding citizen of St. Paul and icon on Rice Street.” It noted that Bones attended Washington High School and, after graduation, served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam, a period that Rice Street locals say he never liked to talk about.

It went on to say: “After discharge, Bones became highly independent, caring for the North End neighborhood to the best of his ability … He is a steward of the community, cleaning up streets and sidewalks along Rice Street and caring for the health of abandoned pets.”

“He believes the world without walls is his home and has worked hard to keep the community safe … Bones became an iconic figure on Rice Street, and all stores in the area welcome him with respect.”

A Facebook page that was created a few years ago to track his exploits drew more than 11,000 followers, and a smattering of impromptu pictures of Bones on his bicycle. When his bicycle was stolen, the neighborhood sprang into action, scouring corners until it was returned to him.

Keith Skip Duffney, one of many Rice Streeters who considered Bones an unofficial extension of his own family, told the Facebook community on Nov. 20 that “Mike is still in hospital with pneumonia and a very weak heart. He is being stubborn about his care and he would like to go to VA hospital. We are trying to get him moved but that is not easy. We don’t really know what will happen here but praying for recovery.”

“I know Mike has been lucky to have all of you caring for him all these years,” he added.

On Sunday morning, as it became clear Bones had been transferred to hospice care, Jeremiah Welter posted, “I don’t know when things took such a turn for the worst? He seemed alright when we went and (saw) him in the hospital. He is very strong-willed and resilient though.” By Sunday night, Welter and others associated with Tin Cup’s Bar were fundraising for an engraved bench in Bones’ memory

Memorial Gathering on December 11th

A memorial gathering will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 1078 Rice St. There will be a time of sharing at 3 p.m. and a prayer service at 4 p.m. A community gathering at the Klub Haus, 1079 Rice St., will follow.

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