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VIDEO ROUNDUP: Candidates spar in News Tribune/Chamber forums

A slate of local candidates took the stage together this week at a pair of forums organized by the local Chamber of Commerce and the News Tribune. Here are the full videos of those forums

Five people sit behind microphones at a table on stage
News Tribune Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick, left, moderates as candidates Becky Hall, Alicia Kozlowski, Rep. Liz Olson and Art Johnston participate in a forum in Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.
Wyatt Buckner / Duluth News Tribune
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Senate, districts 3 and 8

Sen. Jen McEwen, DFL-Duluth, squared off against her District 8 challenger Alex Moe, also of Duluth, at a forum Tuesday alongside Senate District 3 candidates Grant Hauschild, DFL-Hermantown, and Andrea Zupancich, the Republican nominee from Babbitt.

House, District 3B

Minnesota House District 3B Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, and her Republican challenger, Natalie Zeleznikar, of Duluth, took the stage Tuesday.

House, districts 8A and 8B

DFL incumbent Rep. Liz Olson is running against her Republican challenger Art Johnston, and Republican Becky Hall and DFLer Alicia Kozlowski are
running for the open House 8B seat currently held by Jen Schultz.

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St. Louis County Sheriff

Former Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay and current St. Louis County Undersheriff Jason Lukovsky are vying to run the county sheriff's office.

Duluth parks referendum

This November, Duluthians will be asked to vote on whether to change the dedicated parks fund levy from a flat rate to a percentage. Mayor Emily Larson was joined by Director of Parks, Properties and Libraries Jim Filby Williams and parks and recreation manager Jessica Peterson to lay out details of the referendum question and answer questions.

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