Former state attorney general Heidi Heitkamp and Joel Heitkamp, her brother and a Fargo radio talk-show host, will be in Grand Forks next week to stump for local candidates for the North Dakota Legislature.
The Heitkamps will attend a Tuesday, Sept. 21 evening event with Democratic-NPL candidates for District 43, which includes most of southwestern Grand Forks.
The event will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Park Towers, 2200 S. 29th St.
Democrats currently hold two of the districtâ€™s three spots in the state Legislature, and Sen. JoNell Bakke and Rep. Lois Delmore are running for re-election this fall. Democratic-NPL candidate Don Vangsnes is running to win the seat retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Nottestad has held since 1995.
Theyâ€™re competing with three Republican candidates this fall: Senate challenger Lonnie Laffen and House candidates Don Dietrich and Curt Kreun.