September 14, 2016 LPMN Chair Chris Dock greets fairgoers. Amid the overall attendance record of 1.9 million people attending this year's Minnesota State Fair, many of those visitors stopped by the LPMN outreach booth. At times, the public's enthusiasm was overwhelming. Crowds deluged the booth, scarfing up t-shirts, buttons, bumperstickers, and yardsigns, leading
Chris Dock (Party Chair) and Chris Holbrook (Political Director) spent some time talking with Minnesotans about what they think about the Sunday ban on liquor sales and other associated blue laws.
September 8, 2016 Steven Zilberg, a student, world traveler, and liberty advocate, was featured in the St Cloud Times. He is the Libertarian candidate for State Senate District 14. Supporters can follow his campaign via his Facebook page. The original article can be found here. * * * A different kind of candidate Kirsti Marohn,
August 23, 2016 We did it! Former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has achieved a spot on Minnesota's ballot, ensuring that Minnesotans will gain another choice for president in November. LPMN activists submitted an initial 2200 signatures on August 2, of which 1950 have already been validated. An additional 1000
August 19, 2016 Nick Sarwark, National Libertarian Party Chair Libertarians are in the limelight! As public dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates of the Two Big Old parties continues, the media is moving beyond their usual "horserace" coverage of polling results, and is beginning to treat Gary Johnson's Libertarian presidential campaign as a serious
August 9, 2016 Libertarians are becoming a regular feature on KTLK AM1130's morning Up & At 'Em program. In the latest edition, LPMN Chair Chris Dock discusses the rising media exposure of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, after his second nationally-televised Townhall appearance on CNN. He also delves into the grassroots build-up by Minnesota's Libertarian
August 7, 2016 The Libertarian Party of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Valerie Lockhart has joined our leadership team as the new LPMN Executive Director. She fills the role previously held by Kevin Bradley, who stepped down due to other commitments. Mr Bradley stated, "As Executive Director, I have worked with some amazingly dedicated
July 27, 2016 Libertarian activist Cara Schulz appeared on KTLK Talk Radio in another entertaining edition of "Ask a Libertarian" on the Up & At 'Em program. In the first portion, the hosts attempt to sway her into agreeing that requiring a permit to protest is an acceptable infringement upon freedom of assembly and freedom
July 22, 2016 The Libertarian Party is increasingly attracting the media's attention! KIMT investigated the growing public interest in political alternatives, focusing on efforts of the Libertarian, Green, and Independence parties. The station is based in Mason City, Iowa, and its broadcast area covers northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, including the cities of Rochester, Austin,
July 17, 2016 The weekly Twin Cities Public Television program "Almanac" featured LPMN Political Director Chris Holbrook in a forum of Minnesota's alternative parties. He shared the stage with representatives of the Green and Independence parties in a roundtable discussion of state issues and the presidential race. The forum starts at the 38:45 minute mark.