Lakeland PBS to broadcast 4 nights of legislative debates

Tune in or stream the four nights of debates with the PBS app and online at

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Tune in or stream the four nights of debates with the PBS app and online at
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BRAINERD — Local legislative candidates will face off beginning Monday, Oct. 17, in live head-to-head debates broadcast on Lakeland PBS.

Debate Night 2022 sponsors include the Brainerd Dispatch, Bemidji Pioneer, Park Rapids Enterprise and KAXE radio, each of which will feature panelists posing questions to candidates. Tune in or stream the four nights of debates with the PBS app and online at .

The schedule is:

Monday, Oct. 17

8 p.m. — Senate District 5: A. John Peters, DFL, versus Sen. Paul Utke, R.


9 p.m. — Senate District 6: Sen. Justin Eichorn, R, versus Steve Samuelson, DFL.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

7 p.m. — Senate District 2: Rep. Steve Green, R, versus Leonard Alan Roy, DFL.

8 p.m. — House District 2A: Rep. Matt Grossell, R, versus Reed Olson, DFL.

9 p.m. — House District 2B: Erika Bailey-Johnson, DFL, versus Rep. Matt Bliss, R.

Thursday, Oct. 20

7 p.m. — House District 6A: Rick Blake, DFL, versus Ben Davis, R.

8 p.m. — House District 5B: Gregg Hendrickson, I/A, versus Mike Wiener, R.


Friday, Oct. 21

8 p.m. — House District 6B: Sally Boos, DFL, versus Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R.

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