election

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We speak with Ellen Wiss, a member of the Voter Service Committee of the League of Women Voters in Duluth, who shares important information about tomorrow's primary election in Duluth, including who can vote, what seats are on the ballot, and when the polls open and close.

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Campaign rhetoric that included slurs or threats against racial and religious minorities created an atmosphere of fear and anxiety for many students on the UMD campus, prompting UMD's Office of Diversity and Inclusion to make sure those students know they have a place to talk about it.

"Duluth has your back"

Nov 22, 2016
Lisa Johnson

In the wake of a contentious campaign season and election aftermath, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson wants the people of her city to know she won't tolerate disenfranchisement or exclusion.

Some difficult conversations ... some troubling behaviors.  Rosie Loeffler-Kemp is a longtime member of the Duluth League of Women Voters and a member of the school board, and she says the recent election has made people more comfortable with sharing intolerant opinions - including public school students.

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MPIRG at UMD is making its voice heard on campus this election season.

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan and completely student-run organisation "to articulate and pursue ... the concerns of students on issues of general public interest."

And pursue them they do.  A few years ago, MPIRG at UMD was a handful of students.  Now they have 60 members, 18 leaders and five task forces.