Rep. Stauber, DFL challenger Schultz square off in 8th Congressional District debate

The environment and economy are two issues dominating a congressional race in northeastern Minnesota.

Incumbent 8th Congressional District Congressman Pete Stauber (R) is being challenged by state lawmaker Jen Schultz (D).

The pair faced off in a debate Monday night, moderated by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS anchor Kevin Doran at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd.

The 8th Congressional District stretches from the north Twin Cities metro to the Canadian border.

Stauber, a former Duluth police officer, won the seat back in 2018.

Meanwhile, Schultz is an economics professor at the University of Minnesota and currently serves in the Minnesota House.