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Murphy McGinnis, MPR to co-sponsor senate debate

Murphy McGinnis Media and Minnesota Public Radio will co-sponsor a senatorial debate Sunday, Oct. 15, in Duluth. DFL candidate Mark Dayton, Republican incumbent Sen. Rod Grams and Independence Party candidate James Gibson will debate at the Colle...

Murphy McGinnis Media and Minnesota Public Radio will co-sponsor a senatorial debate Sunday, Oct. 15, in Duluth. DFL candidate Mark Dayton, Republican incumbent Sen. Rod Grams and Independence Party candidate James Gibson will debate at the College of St. Scholastica from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mitchell Auditorium.
The debate is free and open to the public. It is designed to give Minnesotans direct access to their political candidates. MPR's "Midday" host Gary Eichten will moderate the proceedings. With a roving microphone format, the audience will have ample opportunity to ask the candidates the questions that matter to northern Minnesotans.
"We are thrilled to be involved with MPR in this important part of the political process," said James M. McGinnis, president and CEO of Murphy McGinnis Media. "It is vital to involve northern Minnesota in the senate debates, and we are proud to bring the candidates' messages to our readers."
The debate will be aired live on all MPR news and information FM stations, including 100.5 in Duluth, 92.5 on the Iron Range and 91.3 in Bemidji.
"MPR is fulfilling our mission to inform the voters in northern Minnesota," said John Snee, senior district manager for MPR. The debate will also be covered in stories in the following Minnesota Murphy McGinnis Media newspapers, The Cloquet Pine Knot, the Duluth Budgeteer News, the Cook County News-Herald in Grand Marais, The Grand Rapids Herald-Review, The Hibbing Daily Tribune, the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors, the Mesabi Daily News in Virginia and the Pilot-Independent in Walker.
The debate will be broadcast live on the MPR Web site, www.mpr.org and duluth.com also plans coverage of the event.

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