Southwest Journal, Southside Pride sponsor 8th Ward DFL forum April 21

The new 8th Ward straddles I-35W, so community papers on either side of the concrete divide will co-sponsor a City Council DFL candidate's forum Thursday, April 21.

The Southwest Journal, which covers the 8th Ward's west-of-the-highway Kingfield neighborhood, and Southside Pride will host the 7-9:30 p.m. event at the Phelps Park Center, East 39th Street & Park Avenue.

Although all candidates may attend, only DFLers will give introductions and field questions. That's because the party's 8th Ward endorsing convention is Saturday, April 30. A 9-9:30 p.m. informal discussion is open to any candidate.

The event should be of special interest to the ward's DFL delegates, but anyone is welcome to attend and ask questions.

The papers plan a nonpartisan candidate forum closer to the Sept. 13 primary.

For more information, call 436-4371 or e-mail dbrauer@swjournal.com.