Debates!

The three candidates for governor will be taking part in three debates this week.

Democrat Mark Dayton, Republican Tom Emmer and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner will square off in forums on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

On Tuesday, the candidates will be on the University of St. Thomas campus for “The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in conjunction with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Gubernatorial Breakfast Panel.” The focus of the debate, which starts at 8:30am, will “focus exclusively on issues affecting business in Minnesota.” The forum will be moderated by University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Dean Chirstopher Puto.

On Wednesday, the three candidates will take part in a debate focusing on “jobs, Economic Development and Infrastructure. The debate is sponsored by several construction contractors and transportation related groups. That debate will be held at 8:30AM at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park.

On Thursday, the candidates will take part in a TwinWest Chamber of Commerce debate at the headquarters of General Mills. That debate starts at 8am.