Party caucuses to be held tonight
The 2006 Beltrami County political party caucuses will be held beginning at 7 p.m. today at various locations. Precinct caucuses are the beginning of the process that Minnesota's major parties use for choosing the candidates and issues they will ...
The 2006 Beltrami County political party caucuses will be held beginning at 7 p.m. today at various locations.
Precinct caucuses are the beginning of the process that Minnesota's major parties use for choosing the candidates and issues they will support in the 2006 elections. Currently, Minnesota has three major parties, which received at least 5 percent of the total number of votes for a statewide partisan office in the last two elections. The major parties are Democrat-Farmer-Labor, Independence and Republican.
The Independence Party will hold caucuses in area cities of Detroit Lakes, Alexandria, Moorhead, Crookston, Fergus Falls, Brainerd and Grand Rapids, but not in Bemidji
The Republican Party caucuses for Bemidji and area townships will meet at Bemidji High School. These caucuses include all Bemidji wards, the cities of Wilton, Solway and Turtle River, as well as the townships of Turtle Lake, Ten Lake, Sugar Bush, Precincts 1 and 2 of Northern, Moose Lake, Liberty, Lammers, Jones, Grant Valley, Buzzle, Eckles, Frohn, Turtle River, Unorganized District 3 and Bemidji.
Beltrami County DFL caucus sites are as follows: Lincoln Elementary School for Bemidji Ward 5 and the townships of Sugar Bush, Bemidji, Ten Lake, Frohn, Unorganized District 3 and Moose Lake; Grant Valley Town Hall for Grant Valley Township and Wilton; J.W. Smith Elementary School for Bemidji Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4; Northern Elementary School for the townships of Durand, Turtle River, Port Hope, Northern, Precinct 1 of Turtle Lake, Northern, and Precinct 2 of Turtle River City; Roosevelt Town Hall at Debs Corner for the townships of Alaska, Roosevelt, Maple Ridge, Eckles, Liberty, Buzzle, Jones and Lammers and Solway City.
The Cass Lake area DFL caucus will be held in the Cass Lake-Bena High School for the cities of Cass Lake and Bena, and the townships of Hardwoods, Ottertail Peninsula, Pike Bay, Sucker Lakes, Wahnena, Winnie-Portage and Wilkenson.
The Green Party is not a major party in Minnesota, but will hold the local caucus for District 4A at 6 p.m. today at the Bemidji Public Library Conference room.
For further information on sites, contact the county auditor. The Beltrami County Auditor is at 333-8448.