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Walz, Johnson to participate in rural issues debate in Willmar

WILLMAR — A gubernatorial debate focused on rural issues is scheduled for Tuesday evening in Willmar.

The Greater Minnesota Debate between Republican Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the MinnWest Technology Campus, 1700 Technology Drive N.E., Willmar.

The debate will be broadcast live on WCCO Radio.

The debate is expected to address rural issues, like agriculture practices, tax policy, water, regulation relief and workforce shortages.

The debate is presented by Agrigrowth and the Minnesota Corn Growers, with support from Minnesota's Credit Unions and AARP Minnesota.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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