Minnesota 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 54

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/01/1960

PLACE OF BIRTH: Minneapolis, Minnesota

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: municipal building communications

EDUCATION: high school

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was raised in northeast Minneapolis (Dogtown), where he has lived for his entire life.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/06/2012

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

It was an old library for the public come and see different kind of records and uh day-to-day newspapers to look up, um, city stuff for purposes like blueprints of the building, or blueprints of different buildings that had old records here. So I was up in the catacombs of 300. I was the only one in there, and I had all the lights down below me turned off. So I was the only one up there, so as I, up there, vacuuming the catwalks up there. Heard a voice going “What are you doing up here?” And there was only John up there that was hung; was the first person hung in Minneapolis. So I hurried up and got the catwalks done and left. Then other times I’ve seen like, uh, clouds going down hallways in it. When I’m working in the offices, there’s that cloud going down the hallway up on M floor; that’s the Mezzanine floor.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Benji Coelho (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/06/2013

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