Can’t decide who to vote for? Do your homework

By Chuck Kajer

Back in 1984, I was living in Fillmore County and, having an interest in politics, attended my precinct caucus in Chatfield.

Being one of only a handful of people in the school auditorium, I became a delegate to the Fillmore County DFL convention that year. I had my preference for one senate candidate, and when a representative of another candidate came to speak to the convention, I listened carefully.

The candidate was a lifelong Minneapolis resident and longtime Hennepin County commissioner…a tough sell in a rural county.

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