The League of Women Voters of Dakota County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. We meet monthly and also host candidate forums, issue forums, and other events of interest to the community. Please attend one of our meetings or contact us for more information!


LWV Northfield - Cannon Falls will host a panel discussion on homelessness in Northfield and Rice County on Thursday, September 13 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the College of St. Olaf's Viking Theater. The theater is located within Buntrock Commons at 1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057. You can read their briefing paper on homelessness here and view the Facebook event page here

Thank you to everyone who contributed snacks and beverages during our food drive to support the Kenwood Trail Middle School Snack Pack Project. LWV Dakota County members Paula Stein Clark, Mary Allen, Emily Carlson, and Carolyn Becker-Paulson were joined by visiting volunteer Marie Ausberry in preparing the Snack Packs from the donated items. We are thrilled to report that 166 snack bags are ready for delivery to the school! We are hoping it helps get the KTMS students off to a great year. Thank you for your generosity!

Updated: Jun 16, 2019

Our September 4 meeting was preceded by a social gathering as a thank you to our fabulous members. We were delighted to have Tom Melcher, Director of the Program Finance Division at the Minnesota Department of Education, give a presentation on E-12 education finance. Also, we collected non-perishable snacks and beverages in support of Kenwood Trail Middle School's snack pack project. Because of the number of slides, the presentation from our meeting is broken into two parts. The first is Tom Melcher's presentation. The second contains the remaining slides from our meeting. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

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