State Republican HQ moving from St. Paul to Minneapolis

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The Minnesota Republican Party is moving to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis, and will join Pizza Luce in this building. (MPR Photo/Tim Nelson)

The Republican Party of Minnesota is moving its headquarters from near the Capitol in St. Paul to Minneapolis, the party announced in a Monday morning news release.

The new location will be at 2200 East Franklin Ave. in the Seward neighborhood of  Minneapolis.  The Minnesota GOP has struggled with significant debt problems in recent years, and the new location will be less expensive  and will also put the party's headquarters, "in the middle of everyday Minnesotans," according to the release.

Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey called the upcoming move great "on many levels."

“We are moving out from 'inside the political beltway' in St. Paul to be closer to the people,” said Downey.   "It is a visible and tangible sign that the Republican Party will be focused on regular Minnesotans and immersed in their circumstances."

The state Republican Party will complete its move to Minneapolis by the end of January.

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