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JULIE BLAHA

Significantly fewer municipal liquor stores, of which 177 are mostly in Greater Minnesota cities, are operating at a loss. They also posted their 26th consecutive year of record sales in 2021.
The statewide office doesn’t always grab headlines in an election year, and the work of the auditor is often not as political or high-profile as other offices says Julie Blaha, a DFLer who is running for her second term in the office.
The report also finds the council and city attorney properly reviewed Chris Swanson's potential conflicts.
Off-sale purchases drove the increase, meanwhile, on-sale purchases dipped due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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State Sen. Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, and State Auditor Julie Blaha had traveled to Farmfest event Wednesday.
State Sen. Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, and State Auditor Julie Blaha had traveled to Farmfest event Wednesday.

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