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This week, we feature several candidates running for public office. 

Listed below, you will find links to Q&A profiles on all eight candidates for Hastings City Council, candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 54B, candidates for the Minnesota Senate District 54 and candidates for Minnesota 2nd Congressional District.

Candidate forum

The Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Hastings Community TV have partnered to offer a live candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Hastings City Hall council chambers. A reception with free beverages and cookies begins at 6 p.m. and the forum begins at 6:30 p.m.

This forum is open to the public. The audience will hear from candidates for Hastings City Council, Minnesota House of Representatives District 54B and Minnesota Senate District 54.

Voting information

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Steve Simon announced that Minnesota broke an online voter registration record, with 73,478 people registering online as of Monday. Tuesday was the last day Minnesotans were allowed to pre-register to vote. Those who did not pre-register will still be able to register at their polling place on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Voting information is available online at and locally at

City Council Ward 1 -- Bryan Alpaugh and Tina Folch

Bryan Alpaugh:

Tina Folch:

City Council Ward 2 -- Joe Balsanek (incumbent) and Adam Estenson

Joe Balsanek:

Adam Estenson:

City Council Ward 3 --  Lisa Leifeld and Tony Nelson (incumbent)

Lisa Leifeld:

Tony Nelson:

City Council Ward 4 -- Danna Elling Schultz (incumbent) and Trevor Lund

Danna Elling Schultz:

Trevor Lund:

Minnesota Senate District 54 -- Dan Schoen (DFL) and Leilani Holmstadt (Republican)

Leilani Holmstadt:

Dan Schoen:

Minnesota House of Representatives District 54B -- Tony Jurgens (Republican) and Don Slaten (DFL)

Tony Jurgens:

Don Slaten:

Minnesota 2nd Congressional District -- Angie Craig (DFL), Jason Lewis (Republican) and Paula Overby (Independent)

Angie Craig:

Jason Lewis:

Paula Overby: