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MN Secretary of State Steve Simon on Why Minnesota Was Once Again #1 in Voter Turnout

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Steve Simon is MN’s 22nd secretary of state – who just won reelection.  That's not the only thing he can be proud of, once again Minnesota had the highest voter turnout in the nation. 

*In the conversation from last week, we asked about recount that would be happening in MN house District 5A between John Persell and Matt Bliss.  There had been an 8 vote difference, and after this week's recount, 11 votes between the candidates, with DFLer John Persell winning the race. 

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.