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DFLers in Willmar, Minn., focus on amendments

WILLMAR -- Considering there wasn't a contested presidential race to bring people out, Shane Baker said he was pleased with the 75 DFLers who showed up for the caucus at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar.

"It would be easy enough for people not to come out to participate," said Baker, chairman of the Kandiyohi County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

"I think what you're seeing is many DFLers in this community that are very concerned with the bad direction the Republican-controlled Legislature is taking us and they want to speak out against that," said Baker.

He said there was discussion by participants and resolutions approved to oppose the proposed "right to work" bill because it would be "essentially an effort to destroy unions in this state and all the benefits they've provided to workers."

Baker said there was also opposition to a proposed voter photo ID bill that is likely to be placed on the ballot as a constitutional amendment.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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