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Tribute to Walter Mondale in Washington will include Carter, Biden

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A pack of Minnesotans will head to Washington D.C. next week to pay tribute to a native son who used to work there.

The tribute to former Vice President Walter Mondale was organized by the U of M's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, which released the schedule of speakers for the Oct. 20 event Tuesday.

They include Mondale's former boss and his most recent successor in the Vice President's office.

The tribute to Mondale actually consists of two events. Vice President Joe Biden will be among the panelists at a daylong symposium looking at the policy issues central to Mondale's legacy.

A dinner event called "Celebrating Fritz: an evening with Walter Mondale" will be co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter.

Minnesota's U.S. Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, will also be co-chairs, as will Gov. Mark Dayton. All, like Mondale, are Democrats.

Mondale tells WCCO all the attention makes him a little uncomfortable, given that Minnesotans aren't supposed to brag.

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Next Tuesday's events in Washington cap the Humphrey School's year-long tribute to the 87-year-old Mondale. whose political career also included an unsuccessful presidential campaign and stints as Minnesota's attorney general and as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

The Humphrey School is raising $2.2 million for scholarships in Mondale's name. In June the school presented Mondale with a lifetime achievement award.

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