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Reed Olson from Bemidji on his Consideration for Running for the Newly Drawn District of Congressional District 8

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We live in divided times: politics, health... and, there's politics.

Have you ever thought of running for office? Reed Olson is a Beltrami County Commissioner and he began a campaign for Congress last summer - for the Congressional District 7.

But as of Tuesday February 15th and a final courts decision of redistricting, Bemidji is now in Congressional District 8. Olson is now considering whether he will run as a DFLer for the seat now held by Congressman Pete Stauber.

There's a town hall meeting tonight that is a listening session at Wild Hare Bistro in downtown Bemidji at 5:30pm.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.
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