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Commissioner Rothman and Mayor Rybak to hold news conference Thursday

April 18, 2012


For Immediate Release

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – As Severe Weather Awareness Week continues, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will be joined by community leaders and tornado victim Mary Anne Schissler for a news conference in North Minneapolis on Thursday, April 19 at 11:30am.

The news conference will focus on: 1) highlighting tornado preparedness lessons learned following a severe tornado that destroyed homes and businesses in North Minneapolis neighborhoods last May; and 2) empowering all Minnesotans to review their insurance needs ahead of the summer storm season; and.

Thursday’s news conference coincides with Minnesota’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill.

WHO
Mike Rothman, Commerce Commissioner
R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis Mayor
Barb Johnson, Minneapolis City Council President, Ward 4
Mary Ann Schissler, Tornado Victim
Tony Parrish, Neighborhood Hub Disaster Case Manager
Chad Schwitters, Urban Homeworks President and Executive Director
Ishmael Israel, Northside Residents Redevelopment Council Interim Director
Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, Urban Research and Outreach Center Director of Community Outreach
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota President

WHAT
News Conference to discuss tornado preparedness, lessons learned

WHEN
Thursday, April 19
11:30am

WHERE
Home of tornado victim Mary Ann Schissler
3711 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412