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C-SPAN to broadcast gubernatorial debate

The debate on Wednesday, the first of five between the governor candidates, will be held in Rochester from 7 – 8 p.m.

C-SPAN will broadcast to a national audience the Oct. 1 debate between Gov. Mark Dayton, GOP challenger Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet.

The 7 p.m. debate — the first of five  — will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Jay Furst, managing editor of the Rochester Post-Bulletin, will moderate and the focus will be on state-wide issues.

C-SPAN says they’ll carry the debate on many outlets:  C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio and

If television is too old-school for you, MinnPost will be also be live-streaming the debate, via The UpTake