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Redwood County residents will have a chance to help shape political platforms for Minnesota’s major political parties later this month.

On Tues., Feb. 27, Redwood County Republicans and Redwood County Democrats (DFL) hold precinct caucuses at locations around the county. The precinct caucus is a separate event from Minnesota’s presidential primary, which will be held March 5, caucus organizers said.

At precinct caucuses, Redwood County residents will elect delegates for political party conventions that will be held later this spring. After precinct caucuses, each political party will hold county or House/Senate District conventions, Congressional District conventions, state conventions, and finally national conventions.

Precinct caucuses are also a time when local residents can make their voices heard on different issues by proposing resolutions that could become part of the party platform.

All caucuses will start at 7 pm on February 27, organizers said. The Redwood County DFL caucus will be held at the Redwood Falls Public Library, 509 South Lincoln Street in Redwood Falls for all Redwood County precincts.  Registration will begin at 6:30 pm and refreshments will be available.