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Secretary of State Candidates Debate at Augsburg on Oct. 28

The Uptake wrote about “17 Debates that Could Determine Minnesota’s Future” in a recent online article. The Augsburg College-hosted debate between two candidates for position of Minnesota Secretary of State was among the featured debates. Bob Helland, Bob Odden, Dan Severson and State Rep. Steve Simon will square off at 7 p.m., Oct. 28. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota League of Women Voters. Read more on The Uptake website.

Information about the debate also was shared by Minnesota Public Radio. Read the blog entry “Debates!

Beyond party lines on Wednesday

partylinesAugsburg College will host a bipartisan discussion, “Beyond Party Lines,” featuring Minnesota State Reps. Steve Simon (DFL) and Pat Garofalo (R) from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Sateren Auditorium on campus. The discussion will revolve around current local political issues such as transportation and the gas tax. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Involvement from the audience will be encouraged.

Beyond Party Lines is sponsored by The Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning and the following student organizations: College Republicans, College Democrats, Obama Student Organization, Coalition for Student Activism (CSA), and Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG).

Contact Gary Hesser, Sabo Professor of Citizenship and Learning, at for more information.