Area candidate forums start Sept. 8

Candidate forums provide an opportunity to meet our future leaders and make an informed choice at the polls. All forums will be streamed live on Facebook. For more information, visit

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The 2022 Brainerd Lakes Area Candidate Forums will kickoff with the Crosslake City Council and mayor at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.8, at the Gathering Event Center south of Crosslake.

Other candidate forums include:

  • Brainerd and Baxter City Council, 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Brainerd Police Station.
  • Crow Wing County Commissioner and Sheriff, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Crow Wing County Land Services.
  • Nisswa City Council and Mayor, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Nisswa Community Center.
  • Brainerd School Board, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Forestview Middle School.
  • Breezy Point City Council and Pequot Lakes School Board, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Eagle View Elementary School.
  • U.S. Congressional (Pete Stauber and Jennifer Schultz), 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake.

Candidate forums provide an opportunity to meet future leaders and make an informed choice at the polls. All forums will be streamed live on Facebook. For more information, visit .

The forums are presented by: the Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Nisswa chambers of commerce; the League of Women Voters; Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation; Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp.; and the Brainerd Dispatch.

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