Local candidates square off on issues likely to face the next Congress, including education, healthcare and economic issues. Lakeland PBS, The Bemidji Pioneer, The Brainerd Dispatch and KAXE Northern Community Radio are joining forces to bring you Debate Night. It is four nights of debates involving state lawmakers from throughout North Central Minnesota.

2022 Debate Night Schedule:

State Senate District 5
Monday, October 17 at 8pm
A. John Peters – DFL; Senator Paul Utke – Republican

State Senate District 6
Monday, October 17 at 9pm
Senator Justin Eichorn – Republican; Steve Samuelson – DFL

State Senate District 2
Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm
Representative Steve Green – Republican; Alan Roy – DFL

State Representative District 2A
Tuesday, October 18 at 8pm
Representative Matt Grossell – Republican; Reed Olson – DFL

State Representative District 2B
Tuesday, October 18 at 9pm
Erika Bailey-Johnson – DFL; Representative Matt Bliss – Republican

State Representative District 6A
Thursday, October 20 at 7pm
Richard Blake – DFL; Ben Davis – Republican

State Representative District 5B
Thursday, October 20 at 8pm
Gregg Hendrickson – Independence-Alliance; Mike Wiener – Republican

State Representative District 6B
Friday, October 21 at 8pm
Sally Boos – DFL; Representative Josh Heintzeman – Republican

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