On Saturday, April 20, local DFLers met to hold the annual Crow Wing County DFL Convention at the Brainerd Public Library.
The meeting was open to guests, but only delegates who were elected at precinct caucuses in February 2012 were allowed to vote.
State Attorney General Lori Swanson was the keynote speaker. Al Doty spoke on behalf of Congressman Rick Nolan and state Reps. John Ward of Baxter and Joe Radinovich of Crosby sent a joint letter that was read to the body.
Chair Tiffany Stenglein and vice chair Tom Besnett were re-elected for a second two-year term. Kathy Hegstrom was elected to fill the new position of outreach and inclusion officer.
New to the board will be Elijah Albrecht and Joe Simenstad, who were elected as secretary and treasurer, respectively. The delegates elected Jennifer Smith to serve a one-year term as a director on the executive board.