Group unfurls banner next to 35W bridge urging infrastructure investment

Members of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy unfurled a banner on the 10th Ave. bridge in Minneapolis with the words 'Fix this. Put America back to work' They say fixing infrastructure can create jobs and improve safety.
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Members of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy unfurled a banner on the 10th Ave. bridge in Minneapolis with the words 'Fix this. Put America back to work' They say fixing infrastructure can create jobs and improve safety.

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