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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mayo Civic Center has booked a major event.

The Minnesota Republican Party today announced it will be holding its 2022 State Convention in Rochester next spring. The event is scheduled to take place at the Mayo Civic Center on May 13 and 14th and is expected to bring together over 2200 delegates to endorse candidates for the statewide offices that will appear on the fall ballot in 2022.

State Republican Party capture woman Jennifer Carnahan made the announcement, "Rochester is one of Minnesota's most vibrant cities and we are excited to host this important event in southern Minnesota ahead of the 2022 election."

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Minnesota Republicans had planned to hold their state convention in Rochester in 2020 but the COVID pandemic forced the party to shift to an online event. The last time the Republicans held their state convention in Rochester was in 2014.

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