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Northbird to Seek DFL Endorsement for District 2A

Michael Northbird recently announced his candidacy for DFL endorsement for the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A. District 2A makes up most of Hubbard and Clearwater counties, all Lake of the Woods County, and western and northern Beltrami County including the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

"I've been encouraged by my peers, family, and coworkers to seek the DFL endorsement in order to represent the people of District 2A and the State of Minnesota," Northbird said.

Northbird Supports:

• More opportunities for Minnesota families to have jobs with supportable wages.

• Local agriculture and local farm-to-table initiatives.

• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative.

• Renewable energy and reducing energy costs while promoting clean air, water, and protecting natural resources.

• Sensible development, infrastructure investment, and housing.

• Ensure our rural way of life is worth pursuing by future generations.

• Veterans, youth, and elder issues.

• Health care and battling the drug epidemic.

Northbird has been an Environmental Program Manager for the past nine years, currently employed by the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Prior to that he was a civil engineer for over a decade working on various projects across northern Minnesota and neighboring states.

"Northern Minnesota is a beautiful destination, a great place to raise a family and I intend to keep it that way," said Northbird. "Our future as Minnesotans depends on cohesiveness and the ability to stand strong together as a State. Fighting for local communities and the people of District 2A will be my utmost priority. To ensure we are not forgotten, I will work diligently alongside my fellow legislators to solidify the ideals of District 2A and protect the people from being left behind in the decades to come."

Northbird was born and raised in Cass Lake. He currently lives in Farden Township in northern Hubbard County just west of Cass Lake with his wife of nine years and a daughter who is a junior at Cass Lake-Bena High School.

Northbird is a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe enrolled in the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, but also a direct descendent of Red Lake Nation. His great-grandmother is sister to his great-great-uncle Thomas J. Stillday Jr., a well-known and respected Red Lake spiritual leader, now passed.

The Senate District 2 DFL Endorsing Convention is at Mahnomen High School on Saturday, March 17th. (209 South 1st St., Mahnomen) Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. the convention begins at 10:30. Lunch and desserts will be served.


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