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Independence Party to hold convention in Alexandria

The Independence Party of Minnesota has called a convention for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. The convention will take place on Saturday, April 6 at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed ...

The Independence Party of Minnesota has called a convention for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.

The convention will take place on Saturday, April 6 at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the convention at 10:30 a.m.

A meeting was held in Willmar on February 8 with several district delegates, state party officials and several community members. Members decided that the 7th District needs to be reorganized and leadership elected to help move the district forward.

Independence Party (IP) leaders said that the 2012 elections showed that their party made an impact on several races throughout the state. They said that the IP is fulfilling a void that the other two major political parties are not.

In order for the IP to prepare and to be successful in future elections it was concluded a district convention is needed.

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During the convention, the 7th District will be looking to elect positions of district chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary.

The 7th Congressional District is Minnesota's largest geographical district and represents a majority of Greater Minnesota. The convention has been organized by Glen Menze; a former GOP and IP candidate for U.S. representative, and by Zachary Liebl, a 2012 Minnesota House IP candidate.

The convention is open to current and past delegates, the media, and the public. For more information, contact Zachary at Lieblfor17b@gmail.com or (320) 905-4703.

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