New congressional and legislative boundaries for Minnesota will carve West St. Paul into different state House and Senate districts for the next 10 years.
Local political parties will hold caucuses next week with several wrinkles thanks to COVID-19 and redistricting. Caucuses happen on Tuesday, February 1 at various locations and virtually.
We explore the campaign finance reports of the 2021 ISD 197 school board candidates.
Dakota County commissioner, attorney, and sheriff will all be on the ballot in 2022, and candidates are already campaigning, including West St. Paul City Council Member Robyn Gulley.
In the ISD 197 election, the levy renewal passes with 68% of the vote and Sarah Larsen, Marcus Hill, and Jon Vaupel win seats on the school board. The margin of victory for third over fourth was half a percent, some 91 votes.
We talk with Marcus Hill, the first Black member of the ISD 197 school board and only person of color still running, about the racial dynamics at play in this election and school board races across the country.