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Ranked-choice voting moves ahead in Red Wing

Red Wing’s Charter Commission has endorsed the ranked-choice voting method, sending it closer to a City Council vote on final approval.

Minneapolis and St. Paul already have the system, which lets voters rank their choice of candidates in city elections. Duluth is also considering the method.

If the Red Wing City Council does not adopt the system, then city voters will have a chance to vote it up or down in a 2012 referendum, says the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Critics said ranked voting is confusing, but proponents said they’ll provide voter education.

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