‘Candid Conversations with Candidates’

Welcome to “Candid Conversations with Candidates” presented by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber in partnership with LAKES Media Collaborative and sponsored by Crow Wing Power. By following the links on this page, you will learn more about legislative, county, city and school board candidates running for elected office in the Brainerd Lakes Area. You can discover how candidates responded to questions posed to them, watch YouTube interviews and learn when these interviews will air on your local cable access channel. You also will find resources to help answer your questions about when and where to vote, how to vote by absentee ballot, and how to register to vote.

Not all candidates chose to participate in this project or decided to only participate in certain segments of this informational campaign. Many candidates running unopposed in their races declined to participate, for instance. As part of the online Voters Guide, candidates were asked to limit their responses to 50 words. The responses were edited to length only and not for content or accuracy. There was no cost for candidates to participate.

Watch CTC/Charter Channels 8 & 15 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through November 3 for interviews of the candidates who participated in "Candid Conversations with Candidates." (Crosslake Communications Channel 12 also will broadcast Crosslake-area races during the month of October.) 

Watch debates involving state legislative candidates hosted by Lakeland Public Television: Senate District 9, Senate District 10, House District 9B, House District 10A and House District 10B.

For additional election coverage, visit one of Vote Brainerd Lake's media partners: BL Broadcasting and Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd Dispatch coverage on Brainerd primary election referendum question