MN Delegates Get to Work at Democratic National Convention

By KBJR News 1

September 4, 2012 Updated Sep 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM CST

Charlotte, NC (Northland's NewsCenter) - Several delegates from Northern Minnesota are in attendance at the Democratic National Convention, including District 5B State Representative Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing).

While the convention got underway Tuesday afternoon, delegates including Rep. Melin spent the weekend preparing for the big event.

Rep. Melin was one of two Minnesota delegates serving on the credentials committee which sets the rules for voting during the convention. Melin said it went smoothly and was non-controversial, unlike the same meeting held at last week's Republican National Convention.

Rep. Melin told the Northland's NewsCenter's Kevin Jacobsen on the phone she's looking forward to hearing from those who hope to lead the country for another four years.

"I'm looking forward most to hearing the President speak Thursday night, during the Grand Finale," Rep. Melin said. "There are a lot of great speakers lined up as well. We already heard from Senator Klobuchar and Governor Dayton. They were out here speaking to the Minnesota delegation. Michelle Obama, the First Lady, will be speaking to us tonight (Tuesday). I'm looking forward to hearing about the issues and we've been moving forward in this country and we're keep moving forward.

Representative Melin says the issues she's looking to hear more about include jobs and economic development.

A total of 107 delegates from Minnesota are at the convention.

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