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Ingebrigtsen, Thoreen to debate on Pioneer Public TV

Pioneer Public Television will air a Meet the Candidate forum featuring Minnesota Senate District 11 candidates Bill Ingebrigtsen and Jim Thoreen on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Thoreen, from Morris, is the DFL-endorsed candidate and Ingebrigtsen is the Republican incumbent from Alexandria.

The forum will be aired live at 8 p.m.

The Meet the Candidate forums, aired in cooperation with the Willmar Area League of Women Voters, are being aired on Thursday evenings to provide constituents an opportunity to hear candidates in an unbiased setting.

The forums will be moderated by Morris attorney Amy Doll-Wohlers. Viewers are invited to phone their questions to Pioneer at (800) 726-3178 during each program or email at

"The vast regions of our rural districts make it difficult for voters to see their candidates side by side," said Les Heen, general manager of Pioneer Public TV. "The Meet the Candidate setting is a perfect opportunity for Pioneer to help educate everyone before the elections in November."