Last week DFL Party chair Ken Martin visited Bemidji, MN as part of a swing through Northern Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. Bemidji is located in Beltrami County, with its most populous "suburbs" and surounding rural townships lying in the 8th Congressional District, where former Congressman Rick Nolan is running to unseat GOP incumbent Chip Cravaack.
I recorded a short interview with Ken Martin, meant to clarify some of the changes in the structure of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party that were created in a constitutional change approved by the state convention on Rochester earlier this year, including a Standing Committee and 50 new At-large delegates which were elected in a State Central Committee meeting in St. Cloud on August 18th.
Most of the interview is useful and a welcoming invitation for people in Northern MN, especially the 8th Congressional District, to consider staying engaged with the party after the upcoming election, in addition to volunteering now to get our current endorsed candidates elected.
The full 14 minute interview will run on Bemidji's UPSTREAMTV cable access channel 18 tonight at 7 PM and I would love to discuss the interview here with anyone who is able to see it!
Additional materials will be posted as updates - I am waiting for a copy of the interview to finish rendering as compressed for YouTube, and I will upload and post a link as soon as it is available.