Peter Callaghan The people who packed a steel pole barn at the Minnesota FarmFest Wednesday were either witness to the final gasp of the primaries for Minnesota governor — or watching the first act of the general election.All five major candidates for governor were together for the first — and likely only — time this election at an event that has become a must-do in Minnesota politics. Held in Redwood Falls, FarmFest features equipment dealers, seed companies and politicians, all pitching their goods to a mostly farmer audience. And coming just five days before the Aug. 14 primary, it was one of the last chances for all to make the sale.But the two Republicans and three DFLers mostly ignored their own party rivals during the...
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At forum, all five major Minnesota governor candidates make their primary pitch — with an eye toward November