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Dario Anselmo

Dario Anselmo was born in Duluth, MN and grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.

When he was 21, while attending college, Dario co-founded a tech distribution company in Edina. He later acquired the Fine Line Music Café in downtown Minneapolis. Through years of hard work, Dario transformed the Fine Line into a thriving business and cultural institution, hosting everyone from George Clinton to President Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, and Lady Gaga. Dario continues to be involved in commercial real estate in the Twin Cites area.

 

Alongside his business ventures, Dario has been an active community leader for decades, focused on education, mental health and a vibrant downtown. He’s served on the boards of the Edina Education Fund and Edina Give and Go; was president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance for over 10 years; and a longtime board member of the Minnesota Mental Health Association. Dario co-founded the Warehouse District Business Association in Minneapolis and served on the Minneapolis Downtown Council for more than a decade. He currently serves on the Minneapolis Regional Chamber board.

 

Dario served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for one term, sitting on the K-12 Finance, Higher Education, and Legacy committees. Dario was proud to be put his “purple” message into action at the Capitol, and became known for his commitment to practicing the politics of civility and inclusion.


Dario enjoys getting out to hear live music, reading about history, hitting the road on his bike, and skiing with his family. He has resided in Edina’s Parkwood Knolls neighborhood for 20 years. He and his wife, Jeanne have two children who are attending Edina Public Schools, and one that is a college freshman.