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Precinct caucuses set for Feb. 4

Political activists will gather early next month to discuss party principles, elect officers and begin the candidate selection process for the 2014 fall election.

Precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4. They will begin at 7 p.m.

Republicans who live in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport and Grey Cloud Island will caucus at Cottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Blvd. Republicans in Denmark Township, Afton, Nininger Township and Hastings will caucus at Hastings High School.

South St. Paul Republicans who live in Senate District 54 will caucus at the Kaposia Education Center, 1225 First Ave., South St. Paul.

Senate District 54 Democrats will caucus in multiple locations:

-- Cottage Grove – Park High School, 8040 80th St., Cottage Grove

-- St. Paul Park – Oltman Middle School, 1023 Third St., St. Paul Park

-- Hastings – Hastings Middle School, 1000 West 11th St., Hastings

-- Afton – Lakeland Elementary, 475 St. Croix Trail South, Lakeland

-- Grey Cloud Island Township – Oltman Middle School, 1023 Third St., St. Paul Park

-- Newport – Newport Elementary School, 851 Sixth Ave., Newport

-- South St. Paul – South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N, South St. Paul

-- Denmark Township – Denmark Town Hall, 14008 90th St., Hastings.

Members of the Independence Party are conducting an online caucus, and information is available at

—Scott Wente