The U.S. Senate candidate forum between Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and Republican challenger Jason Lewis is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18. This forum is co-hosted by the Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Moderators are News Tribune editorial editor Chuck Frederick and Duluth Chamber President and CEO David Ross.

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All of this year's News Tribune candidate forums will be held virtually due to distancing and other precautions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. They all will be available for live viewing and for watching on-demand following each event at

All forums are “civility certified,” with the participation of Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project, an effort launched in 2003 by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation that has since gone global. Duluthians can appreciate that the project remains active here.