MANKATO, MINN - Gubernatorial candidates are in Mankato Thursday night debating issues important to Greater Minnesota
Republican candidate Jeff Johnson along with DFL candidates Tim Walz and Erin Murphy will discuss their policy views in a forum co-sponsored by the Coalition of Greater Mankato Cities, Greater Mankato Growth and the Greater Minnesota Partnership.

The forum will be moderated by KEYC News 12 General Manager Marvin Rhodes.

DFL candidate Lori Swanson withdrew from the forum due to a family emergency and Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty declined the invitation.

Doors open at the Verizon Center for the free event at 7 PM and the debate will go from 7:30 to 9 PM.

----KEYC News 12