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2018 Gubernatorial Forum: Focusing on issues important to Greater Minnesota

Join the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Greater Mankato Growth and the Greater Minnesota Partnership on Thursday, July 26 for a forum featuring the leading candidates in the running to be Minnesota’s next governor! Confirmed participants are DFL candidates State Rep. Erin Murphy, Attorney General Lori Swanson and Congressman Tim Walz and GOP candidate Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. Former Governor Tim Pawlenty, who is challenging Johnson in the GOP primary, declined our invitation to participate. Marvin Rhodes, general manager of KEYC News 12, will serve as moderator.

The 90-minute forum will be from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Grand Hall at the Verizon Center in Mankato. The event is free and open to the public; doors open at 7 p.m. Please see this event flyer for more information.

The forum will focus on issues important to Greater Minnesota communities such as Local Government Aid, the child care shortage, water quality regulations, transportation, infrastructure needs, housing and job training. It will be one of the few opportunities to learn about where the candidates stand on these crucial issues prior to the Aug. 14 primary.

For those who are unable to attend the forum in person, we are partnering with the award-winning KTV public access station to do a live broadcast online at accessktv.org/watch. It will also be televised live on KTV in the Mankato area on Channels 7 and 507 on Consolidated Communications and Channel 181 on Charter. A rebroadcast of the forum will air on FOX 12 Manktao from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact CGMC Media & Communications Director Julie Liew at jlliew@flaherty-hood.com or 651-259-1917.

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