The Polk County DFL directors and volunteers gathered at the Crookston Library on February 8 to plan the DFL caucuses for Polk County. The DFL caucuses will be held on February 25, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. While Minnesota will have a primary to select the Democratic presidential candidate, the caucuses allow voters to meet other Democrats, propose amendments to the party platform, to present resolutions, and to become a delegate to the state and national convention. Information is also available at www.polkcountydfl.org.
Here are this year’s DFL caucus sites for Polk County:
Crookston Highland School:
Cities included – Crookston (all wards), Gentilly, and Euclid.
Townships included – Andover, Angus, Belgium, Brandt, Brislet, Crookston township, Fairfax, Fanny, Helgeland, Kertsonville, Lowell, Parnell, and Russia
Climax Public School:
Cities included – Climax, and Nielsville
Townships included – Hammond, Hubbard, Roome, Scandia, Tynsid, and Vineland.
East Grand Forks Senior High School:
Cities included – East Grand Forks (all wards), and Fisher
Townships included – Bygland, Esther, Farley, Fisher, Grand Forks, Higdem, Huntsville, Keystone, Nesbit, Northland, Rhinehart, Sandsville, Sullivan, and Tabor
Fertile-Beltrami High School Cafeteria:
Cities included – Fertile, and Beltrami
Townships included – Garden, Garfield, Godfrey, Liberty, Onstad, and Reis
Fosston Civic Center:
Cities included – Fosston, Gully, Lengby, and Trail
Townships included – Chester, Columbia, Eden, Gully, Hill River, Johnson, Queen, Rosebud, and Sletten
Cities included – Erskine, McIntosh, Mentor, and Winger
Townships included – Badger, Grove Park-Tilden, King, Knute, Lessor, Winger, and Woodside
What you will do at the caucus:
- Meet neighbors who share your political beliefs
- Make new friends and get more connected to your community
- Learn how to get involved in 2020 campaigns to help elect leaders who share DFL values
- Meet elected officials and candidates
- Help shape the DFL party platform
- Discuss and debate local, state, and national political issues
- Have an impact on which candidate the DFL endorses by getting elected as a delegate to future DFL conventions
What you won’t do at the caucus:
- Caucus for a presidential candidate or cast a ballot in the Democratic presidential primary
The Polk County DFL hopes you can come out and caucus with them and look forward to seeing you there.