Governor candidates to debate in Bismarck

Candidates for governor of North Dakota will be asked to roll up their sleeves and leave their ties at home when they participate in an Oct. 3 debate sponsored by The North Dakota Newspaper Association.

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Candidates for governor of North Dakota will be asked to roll up their sleeves and leave their ties at home when they participate in an Oct. 3 debate sponsored by The North Dakota Newspaper Association.

Democrat Marvin Nelson, Libertarian Marty Riske and Republican Doug Burgum have agreed to participate in the debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Belle Mehus Auditorium in downtown Bismarck. The event is free and open to the public.

Harvey Brock, publisher of The Dickinson Press, will moderate the debate, and panelists questioning the candidates will be Mike Jacobs, retired publisher of the Grand Forks Herald, and Sara Plum, editor of newspapers in Minnewaukan and Lakota.

The debate will include time for the candidates to question one another, a process that generated lively discussion during an NDNA-sponsored Primary Election debate in Crosby

In addition, newspaper readers from across the state have been invited to submit ideas for questions. The moderator and panelists will determine the final list of questions.

Seating at the auditorium will be on a first come, first served basis, but noisemakers, signs and other campaign materials will not be allowed inside the auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The North Dakota Newspaper Association represents the 90 daily and weekly newspapers in the state. The debate is partially underwritten by a grant from the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation.







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