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Minnesota Natives seek offices at all levels


August 11, 2020

A packed January county commission meeting in rural northern Minnesota with racial undertones against refugees caught the attention of many locally and others well beyond the state.

The controversial topic also caught the attention of Christian Taylor-Johnson, a social justice advocate and college student, and motivated him to seek a seat on the nonpartisan Beltrami County Commission.

Tuesday’s primary in Minnesota includes at least six Native candidates seeking office or reelection at the local and state level. Four other Native candidates for state government have already landed on their party’s ticket for the general election.


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