Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner answers a question during a forum for gubernatorial candidates Saturday at the new Red Lake Casino, sponsored by the Red Lake Political Education Committee. Joining her, from left, are Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Sen. John Marty of Roseville. All are Democrats. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson
Red Lake forum: DFL candidates pledge to honor treaties, create partnerships
SOUTH OF RED LAKE -- Four Democratic candidates for Minnesota governor said here Saturday they'd honor treaty obligations with American Indian nations and oppose a state-run casino.
And they pledged to create partnerships with Indian tribes as well as communities across Minnesota, and not bash them as Gov. Tim Pawlenty did Friday about Bemidji.
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