“Reds’ and ‘blues’ sit down together to try to heal the political divide”

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fourteen strangers with sharply different views on immigration, gun control and other hot-button issues gathered around a table in the Eagan Civic Arena on a rainy autumn night and did something unexpected: calmly talked politics with each other.

No one raised a voice or rolled their eyes. Opinions across the spectrum were met with smiles and polite nods. Several participants even said they’d learned from a person with very different ideas — labeled in the session as Republican “reds” and Democratic “blues.”

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