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Minnesota House candidates speak on health care, economy Legislative candidates in District 58B spoke of their policies and how it would affect Minnesotans during a forum organized by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce on  Oct. 22 at Rosemount City Hall. Pat Garofalo, a Republican, and Marla Vagts, a DFLer, are running in the [...]

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Jim Backstrom

Dakota County attorney running unopposed for sixth time Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom is running for re-election to another four-year term; he was first elected in 1987. Backstrom, who is running unopposed for the sixth time out of seven elections, said he is proud and privileged to hold the position. “It’s been an amazing opportunity [...]

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Anna Wills

Packard, Wills share similarities, differences on issues How to improve the economy, heath care options, a potential budget deficit, and public transportation funding were the hot topics during a House District 37B candidate forum on Oct. 22 at Rosemount City Hall. The forum was organized by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The two [...]

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