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Ritchie backs election law changes

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It may be an odd-numbered year with no big elections scheduled statewide, but Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie on Monday made the case for election changes he says will increase turnout and efficiency.

Potential election law changes are part of omnibus bills that are in both the House and Senate he said Monday in a swing through Brainerd that followed an early morning presentation before social studies teachers in St. Cloud.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
(218) 855-5860
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