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Minnesota State House representatives district 11A

Created: October 27, 2020 09:46 AM

With the election just a week away, mining and broadband concerns are two of the issues being fought for in the race for Minnesota state House district 11A.  

The district covers portions of St. Louis county, Carlton county, parts of Pine county and certain precincts in Sturgeon Lake. We heard from DFL incumbent Mike Sundin and his republican challenger Jeff Dotseth.

Incumbent Mike Sundin says that broadband concerns are going to be a topic of priotization.

 "As far as projects we need to address and issues we need to address moving forward, I think broadband is going to be a critical issue that we deal with," says Sundin. "Certainly expansion of broadband throughout the state is very, very necessary. Not only for schools but for tele-medicine and any communication that's critical for the elderly."

Republican challenger Jeff Dotseth highlighted the importance of mining efforts in the region.

"I support Northern Minnesota mining and the efforts that have been advocated in place.. I've been an advocate for Line 3 before line 3 was ever popular," says Dotseth. "I think that is a project that is going to inject over $2 billion into our economy and that's a big thing right there. I support smart mining and getting the paychecks back to the people in our area is very important to me."

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