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ABOUT THIS RACE: Minnesota House District 8A runs from about Canal Park in central Duluth to Gary-New Duluth in the city’s west. DFL Rep. Liz Olson was first elected in 2016. This election — on Nov. 8, with early voting already open — she is being challenged by Republican Art Johnston, a former Duluth School Board member.
ABOUT THIS RACE: Minnesota House District 8A runs from about Canal Park in central Duluth to Gary-New Duluth in the city’s west. DFL Rep. Liz Olson was first elected in 2016. This election — on Nov. 8, with early voting already open — she is being challenged by Republican Art Johnston, a former Duluth School Board member.
From the column: "As chief of staff at St. Luke’s, I would like to share my gratitude for what has been a broad and empowered career opportunity."
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When I hear about someone having an abortion, it makes me sick to my stomach.
Nurses are asking for a 27% wage increase over three years, which is totally out of line.
Nick Stromme recently gave a beeswax candle and beehive demonstration a local 4-H meeting. Stromme increased his family's beehives from 500 to 3,500 growing the commercial honey business while he and his wife Lisa also utilize the by-products of wax and bee pollen for new products they sell locally.
ABOUT THIS RACE: Minnesota Senate District 11 stretches roughly from Cloquet in its northeast to Mora in its southwest. DFLer Michelle Boyechko is challenging incumbent Republican District 11 Sen. Jason Rarick in the Nov. 8 election. Early voting opens Friday, Sept. 23.
ABOUT THIS RACE: Minnesota Senate District 11 stretches roughly from Cloquet in its northeast to Mora in its southwest. DFLer Michelle Boyechko is challenging incumbent Republican District 11 Sen. Jason Rarick in the Nov. 8 election. Early voting is now open.
ABOUT THIS RACE: In an unusual twist, the every-10-years redrawing of legislative boundaries has resulted in incumbent legislators facing each other to represent the new Minnesota House District 7A. The candidates are Republican Rep. Spencer Igo of Wabana Township and DFL Rep. Julie Sandstede of Hibbing. The new district encompasses parts of Aitkin, Itasca, and St. Louis counties. Election Day is Nov. 8. Early voting starts Friday.

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ABOUT THIS RACE: In an unusual twist, the every-10-years redrawing of legislative boundaries has resulted in incumbent legislators facing each other to represent the new Minnesota House District 7A. The candidates are Republican Rep. Spencer Igo of Wabana Township and DFL Rep. Julie Sandstede of Hibbing. The new district encompasses parts of Aitkin, Itasca, and St. Louis counties. Election Day is Nov. 8. Early voting starts Friday.
From the column: "There is still a long way to go for many organizations and communities to be truly inclusive."
ABOUT THIS RACE: Since 2015, northern and eastern Duluth have been represented in the Minnesota Legislature by University of Minnesota Duluth economist and instructor Jen Schultz. Rep. Schultz chose not to run again this year, setting up a race in the Nov. 8 election between Republican Becky Hall and DFLer Alicia Kozlowski. Early voting opens Friday.

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