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Rochester mayoral candidates have an informal debate

It was inside Little Thistle Brewery.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2018 10:41 PM
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 7:05 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- It’s not typical to hold a forum inside a brewery. Rochester mayoral candidates wanted to hear from the public on issues they want addressed.
This debate was an informal conversation about candidates Kim Norton and Charlie O’Connell stance on local issues.

The forum was hosted by Rochester journalists Jay Furst and Sean Baker, of Med City Beat.

The audience asked the tough questions.
Some of the questions asked were their plan to keep how to combat the rent increases and homeless in Rochester.
One of the big talkers that night was keeping Rochester safe.
“Why do we not have an operational north precinct? We need to be able to address those concerns. We need to be able to say well, if we have the infrastructure for it well we need to complete that project and get it so it's operational,” said Charlie O’Connell.
However, candidate Kim Norton thinks the police has to get more involved with the community and that will bridge the gap and maintain a safe city.
“There are people…more diverse who are nervous about them. Who are nervous about calling the police and so I think Jim franklin has committed to getting his officers out there and try to build relationships within those communities so that everyone feels safe,” said Kim Norton.
You still have time to register to vote. October 16th is the last day to register by mail and online.
You have until election day on November 6th to register to vote.

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