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Voter ID issue examined at forum


The voter identification issue, now being considered by state lawmakers, was debated Wednesday night at Central Lakes College in Brainerd by two legislators.

Presenting opposing views before a crowd of about 70 were Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, chief author of H.F. 210, and Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park.

Kiffmeyer, a former Minnesota secretary of state who grew up in Pierz, described the bill’s intent to make it “easy to vote, just hard to cheat.” 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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