There's an interesting political story developing on the Iron Range. When Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Rep. Tony Sertich to head the IRRRB in January, it created an open seat in the Minnesota House. Sertich is a DFLer who represented the Hibbing and Chisholm area in Distrct 5B for ten years. Five DFLers are competing in a primary today to see who will go onto the special election on February 15. A Republican and an Independence Party candidate will also be on that ballot.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Aaron Brown about the race and what it could tell us about politics in that part of the state. Brown is the author of the "Minnesota Brown" blog and is active in DFL politics.