Eh? needs you!

Eh? is calling for volunteers for a mission to help report the news!

There’s an election on, and it’s up to each and every one of us to do our part, but Eh? needs you to step up and go to a polling location to report the ballot counts.
The locations:

* Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Highway

* Fredenberg Community Center, 5104 Fish Lake Road.

To volunteer, call Tina at (218) 723-5384.

‘Stand up’ to meet

A grass-roots group supporting the Duluth school district’s operating levy proposal is set to hold an event Thursday at Beaner’s Central in West Duluth.

Stand up for Kids supporters, including Charlie Bell and Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. to talk about the operating levy, its impact on schools and ways to help ensure its passage on Nov. 5. There will be live music. For more information, e-mail

Break bread, break down election

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Duluth News Tribune sponsor a forum for the eight Duluth School Board candidates Thursday.

From 8-9:30 a.m. at Valentini’s Vicino Lago, 1400 London Road, candidates will field questions from the Chamber’s Roger Wedin and the News Tribune’s Chuck Frederick.

Candidates vying for the four open seats are: Annie Harala, Henry Banks, Nancy Nilsen and Harry Welty for the two At Large slots; Rosie Loeffler-Kemp and Joseph Matthes for the one District 1 seat and incumbent Art Johnston and David Bolgrien for the one District 4 seat.

Plants, books for sale

They’ve got plants. They’ve got books. And it’s all on sale.

The League of Women Voters Duluth is hosting a plant and book sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Royal Shopping Center parking lot.

Proceeds go to League of Women Voters Duluth voter-education projects.

A cup of Equali-Tea

What do butlers, scones, jam, finger sandwiches and quiche say to you?

Well, to the people of Eh? they say “women’s right to vote.” Ninety-three years of it, in fact.

Come celebrate the history of women’s voting at Equali-Tea, hosted Saturday, March 16, by the League of Women Voters Duluth. There will be two seatings — 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — for a full tea, “Downton Abbey”-style. Retired judge Carol Person will present a short program on the importance of an impartial judiciary.

Reserve by Monday. Call Sally Munger at (218) 728-0711 or e-mail

Campaign workshop in Duluth

Breakfast. Lunch. Campaign advice?

That’s what’s on tap for Saturday at First United Methodist Church, aka the “copper-top church.”

The Duluth League of Women Voters’ 15th annual Citizens in Action free workshop includes advocacy opportunities, talks with elected officials, training on citizen engagement, breakfast, lunch and free parking.

Workshops this year include: “Steps for Citizen Involvement,” “How to Run a Successful Candidate Campaign” and “How to Run a Successful Issue Campaign.”

E-mail to register. Go to or call (218) 341-2014 for more information.

Vote today

The day finally has arrived: just a few more hours until we’re free from all of those lousy campaign ads and yard signs. Plus, you’ll get to add another “I Voted” sticker to your collection.

Election Day is today, and most polls in Minnesota and Wisconsin are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place, at in Minnesota and in Wisconsin.

As part of our annual duty, we promise to provide the most comprehensive results in print and online beginning moments after the polls close. Go to throughout tonight and into Wednesday for the latest on the races that are important to you.

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When it comes to politics, the Eh? desk has heard about defeating an opponent, but “eating” an opponent? Sounds gory. One company, though, makes it far less disgusting with customizable chocolate bars.

Long Island City, N.Y.-based Chocomize gives buyers a choice of placing the likenesses of President Obama or challenger Mitt Romney on a bar.

“What better way of telling a friend or loved one who you support in this year’s election?” the company boasts.

I don’t know, maybe by getting two and enjoying one yourself?

Debate-watching party at UMD

With the Super Bowl still four months out, people need a reason to watch something together and party. So, desperate times call for desperate measures.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and University of Minnesota Duluth students who support President Obama are having a presidential debate-watching party at 6:30 p.m. today at UMD’s Montague Hall, Room 80. Montague Hall is at 1211 Ordean Court.

E-mail or tweet to let us know if any Romney supporters plan to get together for debate-watching parties in the Duluth area.