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Caucus is alive and well for county's party faithful


February 28, 2020

Jana Peterson

Hand-written signs show the casual nature of caucus meetings in Carlton County Tuesday.

Tuesday's Republican and Democratic-Farmer-Labor party caucus meetings were substantially more subdued than the last time presidential candidates were on the ballot.

Local party leaders on both sides agree: that's mostly because Minnesota is now holding a primary election for president, rather than using local caucuses to choose a candidate.

"I've had people ask me why we're even having precinct caucuses," said Carlton County DFL chairperson Patty Murto, as she waited for results to come in from DFL caucuses around the county. "But we still have legislative candidates that need to be endors...

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