Many things have been written and spoken about the divide between urban and rural America since Donald Trump’s 2016 win. Despite Trump’s defeat in Minnesota in 2016, and 2020, the Greater Minnesota region voted more for Republicans than Democrats, and Democrats are winning more of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
What will the situation be in 2022? In which midterm elections DFL Governor is elected. In the race for governor, Tim Walz will face Scott Jensen (an ex-state senator). We will find out in November.
MinnPost is interested in talking to voters across the state about the issues and experiences that drive their decisions this fall. We are particularly interested in stories that offer a nuanced view of the differences between life in Greater Minnesota and in the Twin Cities.
There are three ways to get involved in the conversation:
- Please complete the form below to let us know what you are thinking as you prepare for your vote. We encourage you not to be focused on the candidates but on the issues that matter to you.
- You can write a Community Voices essay which addresses the following questions or examines the nuances and similarities of living in the Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota.
- You can stream or attend the Westminster Town Hall Forum on Tuesday, October 25, at noon. Lisa Pruitt is a University of California Davis professor who studies rural-urban differences in relation to law and state engagement. MinnPost will be exhibiting at the event with a table and inviting attendees to answer the questions below.