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Dayton, other DFL leaders start 'get out the vote' bus tour Thursday

DFL Party officials plan a bus tour around the state starting Thursday in a get-out-the-vote effort.

They say Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken, who aren't on the ballot this year, will appear at some stops. So will Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is running for re-election this year.

Dayton is campaigning hard for a DFL majority in the Legislature, after regular battles during his first two years in office with a GOP majority in the state House and Senate.

Said Dayton in a statement about the bus tour:

"In order to end the gridlock we need to elect a DFL legislature that will work to move our state forward to improve the quality of education, create more jobs and make our tax system more fair."

The tour kicks of Thursday and runs through Monday, the day before the election.

The published schedule:

Thursday

9:30-10:15 AM St. Paul Kick-Off – State Capitol 
75 Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155 

1:00-2:00 PM Duluth Kick-Off 
DECC Parking Lot (350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802)

2:30-3:15 PM Cloquet - Pinehurst Park
Hwy 33 and Pinehurst Park Dr., Cloquet, MN 55720 

5:20-6:10 PM Little Canada 
Painters Union Hall (3205 Country Drive, Little Canada, MN)

6:30-7:15 PM Oakdale Rally   
DFL Field Office (3996 35th Street N., Oakdale, MN 55177)

7:30 PM Macalester Democrats Rally
John B. Davis Lecture Hall in Campus Center (1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 551055)

Friday

8:00-8:45 AM Red Wing Rally
John Rich Park (Main St. and West Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066)

10:00-10:50 AM Faribault
Faribault Labor Hall (112 4th St. NW, Faribault MN 55021)

12:00-12:55 PM Rochester DFL Field Office
401 16th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901

2:15-3:15 PM Albert Lea Steelworker Union Hall
1407 N Hwy 13, Albert Lea, MN 56007

5:00-6:00 PM Mankato State GOTV Rally
Performing Arts Center (E. Maywood Ave, Mankato, MN 56001) 

Saturday

9:00-9:50 AM St. Cloud State GOTV Rally
Ritchie Plaza (702 2st Ave. South, St. Cloud, MN 56301) 

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Willmar 

DFL Field Office (2324 E. Hwy 12, Willmar, MN 56201)

1:30-2:30 PM U of M-Morris GOTV Rally
Oyate Hall in Student Center (600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267)

4:45-5:45 PM Moorhead State Rally 
11th St/7th Ave Parking Lot, Moorhead, MN 56560 

7:10-8:00 PM White Earth GOTV Rally
Shooting Star Casino, 777 South Casino Rd, Mahnomen, MN 56557 

9:30 PM Arrive Bemidji 
Holiday Inn & Suites (2422 Ridgeway Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN 56601)

Sunday

7:00 AM Depart for Red Lake 

8:00-9:00 AM Red Lake GOTV Rally
Seven Clans Casino (10200 Minnesota 89, Red Lake, MN 56671)

10:00-10:50 AM Bemidji 
DFL Field Office (401 Beltrami Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Leech Lake GOTV Rally
Palace Casino (16599 69th Ave. NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633)

1:30-2:30 PM Grand Rapids 
Teamsters Union Hall (1007 NW 4th St., Grand Rapids, MN 5574)

3:30-4:30 PM Hibbing 
IBEW Union Hall (503 E. 16th Street, Hibbing, MN 55746)

7:00 PM  Brainerd 
DFL Field Office (715 Charles Street, Brainerd, MN 56401)

Monday

8:30 AM Eagan 
DFL Field Office 4450 Erin Drive, Ste. 200, Eagan, MN 55122

9:30-10:15 AM St. Paul Kick-Off – State Capitol 
75 Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155 

1:00-2:00 PM Duluth Kick-Off 
DECC Parking Lot (350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802)

2:30-3:15 PM Cloquet - Pinehurst Park
Hwy 33 and Pinehurst Park Dr., Cloquet, MN 55720 

5:20-6:10 PM Little Canada 
Painters Union Hall (3205 Country Drive, Little Canada, MN)

6:30-7:15 PM Oakdale Rally   
DFL Field Office (3996 35th Street N., Oakdale, MN 55177)

7:30 PM Macalester Democrats Rally
John B. Davis Lecture Hall in Campus Center (1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 551055).

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