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  • September 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Cancelled: Both 2nd Congressional District Candidate Forums

    Dr. Edmund Santurri (newly appointed Director of St. Olaf's Institute for Freedom and Community) let us know this week that the 2nd Congressional District candidate forum planned for September 29th has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is the lack of affirmative response to participation from the major party candidates. 

  • September 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    General Election: Tuesday, November 8

    Some facts for all of us to review and share with friends and neighbors:

    • No excuse absentee ballots available September 23
    • Pre-registration deadline October 18 (or same day registration on November 8 at your polling location)
  • September 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    November 2016 Constitutional Amendment On Ballot

    The November ballot includes an amendment removing legislators’ power to set their own pay and creates an independent citizen commission to set pay.

    To learn the specific details of the amendment, please read the following one-page (front and back) flyer to educate voters on the amendment.

    LWVMN has not taken any position on the amendment; instead we are educating voters.

  • September 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Candidate Responses For Open Mn Supreme Court Seat

    Did you know there is an open Supreme Court seat? Who will you vote for? Would you like to hear the candidates first-hand? LWV West Metro Alliance hosted a candidate forum on July 27.

    Click here to read the candidate's responses to some key questions.

    Click here to watch the candidate forum. 

  • August 9, 2016 at 12:00 am


    You can see your polling place and your ballot through the Secretary of State website,  It's a short ballot, but there is a Supreme Court seat, plus Northfield City Council for some wards, and district court.

  • August 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Great News! We’re Co-sponsoring a 2nd Congressional Candidate Forum

    We are thrilled to announce a special collaborative venture that will take place on Thursday, September 29th, at 7 pm in the Black and Gold Ballrooms of St. Olaf’s Buntrock Commons: a candidate forum for Minnesota’s open 2nd Congressional seat.  At the invitation of St. Olaf’s Center for Freedom and Community, we will be co-sponsoring with them this candidate forum, along with No Labels Minnesota ( and Carleton College. Still in the planning stages, our current working title is: “Beyond the Sound Bite: A Town Hall Forum with 2nd Congressional Candidates.”

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Northfield City Council Candidate Forum At-Large - October 23, 2014

    Watch Northfield City Council At-Large candidates Dale Gehring & Rhonda Pownell at the October 23 Candidate Forum.

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Northfield City Council Candidate Forum Ward 1 - October 23, 2014

    Watch Northfield City Council Ward 1 candidates Joe Gasior & Suzie Nakasian at the October 23 Candidate Forum.

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Rice County Attorney Candidate Forum - October 25, 2014

    Watch Rice County Attorney candidates Paul Beaumaster & John Fossum at the October 25 Candidate Forum.

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Northfield School Board Candidate Forum - October 25, 2014

    Watch Northfield School Board candidates Fritz Bogott, Margaret Colangelo, Julie Pritchard & Jeff Quinnell at the October 25 Candidate Forum.

  • September 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Candidate Forums

    Hats off to Jeanne Agee and Terry Stead, our co-Voter Service Chairs in this busy Candidate Forum season!  With the successful Primary Election Candidate Forum behind us, our focus is currently on the November 4th General Election races.  The dates and times for the FIVE forums we are hosting in October can be found in this edition’s Calendar of Events.  The offices for which we have invited candidates are:  City Council At Large and Ward 1, school board, State Representative, and U.S. Congress.  We are now awaiting candidate responses to the invitations. 

  • September 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Cannon Falls Candidate “Walk-about”

    The Cannon Falls Candidate “Walk-about” is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th  from 10 am to noon at the Cannon Falls Public Library, 306 West Mill Street.   The Walk-about is an opportunity for the public and candidates to meet and discuss issues on an individual basis. All candidates on the Cannon Falls and Randolph ballots are invited to attend, along with area voters. While local candidates are most likely to attend, legislative and congressional candidates, as well as those for state offices, are frequent participants.