Join at the grassroots, go to your precinct caucus

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 2/24/98.

An important step in grassroots government in Minnesota is the annual precinct caucus scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m.

Area residents are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions on various topics which concern them in the election process. They also endorse their favorite candidates for political office.

At the local precinct caucus, delegates are selected to attend the county caucus. The county caucus is scheduled in April. The delegates elected at the county level advance to both the district and state conventions.

People are allowed to bring resolutions on any topic they consider an issue they perceive could be addressed by the government. The issues are voted upon at the caucus level and if approved, go onto a committee where they are combined with like resolutions from other precinct caucuses. The resolutions are then brought before the county convention and acted upon there. Those that pass at the county level, go onto the district, then to the state convention. At the state convention, the ones approved become the party platform.

Precinct - Location - Convener

DFL
Eden Lake Twp. P1:
Eden Valley High School - Fred Nolan 320-435-3023
Eden Lake Twp. P2: Eden Valley High School - Fred Nolan 320-435-3023
Lake Henry City/Twp: Sportsmanís Den
Munson Twp.: Richmond Public School - Bob Solinger 320-597-2835
Paynesville: Paynesville Area Senior Center - Joe Voss 320-243-4731
Paynesville Twp.: Paynesville Area High School - Pat Flanders 320-243-4439
Richmond: Richmond Public School - Larry Zierbes 320-597-3395
Roscoe: St. Martin Co-op
St. Martin Twp.: St. Martin Co-op - Carolyn Reeck 320-243-4866
Spring Hill Twp.: Maís Place
Zion Twp.: St. Martin Co-op - Carolyn Reeck 320-243-4866

Republican
Eden Lake Twp. P1:
Paynesville Area Elementary School - Troy Stang
Eden Lake Twp. P2: Paynesville Area Elementary School - Troy Stang
Lake Henry City: Lake Henry Fire Hall - Celestine Fischbach
Lake Henry Twp: Lake Henry Fire Hall - Celestine Fischbach
Munson Twp.: Richmond City Hall - LeRoy Schlangen
Paynesville City: Paynesville Area Elementary School - Nancy Macht
Paynesville Twp.: Paynesville Area Elementary School - Nancy Macht
Richmond City: Richmond City Hall - Mary Ann Linz
Roscoe: City Paynesville Area Elementary School Troy Stang
Spring Hill City: Lake Henry Fire Hall - Celestine Fischbach
Spring Hill Twp.: Lake Henry Fire Hall - Celestine Fischbach
St. Martin City: Richmond City Hall - LeRoy Schlangen
St. Martin Twp.: Richmond City Hall - LeRoy Schlangen
Zion Twp.: Paynesville Area Elementary School - Troy Stang

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