Minn. governor debate Wednesday to be available on Wctrib.com
MOORHEAD -- Wednesday night's Minnesota governor debate will be televised and streamed live online for those who cannot attend in person. The Forum News Service-sponsored debate between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson will...
MOORHEAD - Wednesday night’s Minnesota governor debate will be televised and streamed live online for those who cannot attend in person.
The Forum News Service-sponsored debate between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson will begin at 7 p.m. in Hansen Theatre on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus.
The 90-minute debate will be televised live on WDAY’Z Xtra channels in northwestern Minnesota (channel 6.3 over the air on WDAY and 8.3 on WDAZ) and streamed live on Forum Communications Co. websites that serve Minnesota including www.
Minnesota Public radio will replay the debate at noon Thursday and a video recording will be available on Forum Communications Websites beginning Thursday afternoon.
The second of five debates the candidates accepted is open free to the public, and overflow rooms equipped with televisions will be available if the 850-seat theater fills up. Hansen Theatre is on Ninth Avenue South in Moorhead between 11th and 14th streets. Free public parking is available after 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The first debate, in Rochester, illustrated differences between Dayton and Johnson, but produced few revelations. The Forum News Service debate will be longer and present a wider variety of questions to the candidates from the audience in the theater, those on Twitter using the hashtag #mngov and questions that have been emailed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Moderator Don Davis, Forum News Service’s Minnesota political reporter, will mix his own questions with those sent from Minnesotans in advance. WDAY television anchor Dana Mogck will host the debate and ask questions written by audience members.
Forum News Service, part of Forum Communications, which also owns the West Central Tribune, offered an invitation to appear in the debate to candidates who obtained at least 10 percent support in an independent established poll. Johnson and Dayton are the only ones who met the threshold.