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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."
“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Say thank you to those mentors who shaped who you are today.

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From the column: "Ditch the 'research' of comparing lists and rankings. Instead, delve into the qualitative data you collect yourself."
From the column: "If you're part of the other 99% of prospective students, you'll likely be considering other options. Luckily for you, there are tons of great colleges — most of which don't make the U.S. News list at all."
Newspapers make political endorsements to provide voters insight and an opinion of the best candidate to govern. The final decision lies with each voter when they enter the voting booth.
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.

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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.
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."

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