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Editorial: Forum an opportunity to become informed

Two Harbors residents rarely get a chance to ask questions and find out what their local government candidates' view is on the most important issues facing their community, but on Tuesday they'll get that chance.

Both mayoral candidates and all but one Two Harbors City Council candidates will be on stage at the Two Harbors High School to answer questions important to the future of the city as well as its citizens. This candidate forum will give Two Harbors voters a chance to become an informed voter.

We encourage everyone who can attend the forum to do so, and come with a question for the candidates. City Council candidates will take the stage first and have 90 seconds for an opening statement about who they are and why they are running for their specific seat. After that the council candidates will be asked three to four questions with 90 seconds to answer. The mayoral candidates will go second and have 90 seconds for an opening statement. They will be asked five to seven questions with 90 seconds to answer each one. Mayoral candidates will then be given two minutes each for a closing statement.

Starting at 7 p.m., all of us will learn a little more about the candidates, their qualifications, their goals, and what they might do and how they might lead if elected or re-elected. Voters in Two Harbors will have the opportunity to gain a little more knowledge about the issues.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free to everyone. Candidate expected to attend the forum are Chris Swanson, Randy Bolen, Mike Borud, Craig Jussila, Frank McQuade, Robin Glaser and Cathy Erickson.

The candidate forum is sponsored by Lake County News-Chronicle and League of Women Voters Duluth.

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