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Published November 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

McGovern Conference

Images from the 2012 McGovern Conference at DWU.


Ben Nesselhuf, chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party, left, and Tony Post, executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party answer questions on partisanship in South Dakota politics at the McGovern Conference Monday morning on Dakota Wesleyan University’s campus in Mitchell. The focus of this year’s conference was “Moving Beyond Political Polarization.” (Chris Huber/Republic)

  • Ben Nesselhuf, chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party, left, and Tony Post, executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party answer questions on partisanship in South Dakota politics at the McGovern Conference Monday morning on Dakota Wesleyan University’s campus in Mitchell. The focus of this year’s conference was “Moving Beyond Political Polarization.” (Chris Huber/Republic)
  • Former Congressman Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn., left, gives his opening remarks as former Congressman Max Sandlin, D-Texas, and Dusty Johnson look on during a McGovern Conference session on Congress moving beyond partisanship Monday afternoon. (Chris Huber/Republic)
  • Dakota Wesleyan University President Bob Duffett speaks about the legacy of George McGovern during the start of the McGovern Conference Nov. 12, 2012, at the Sherman Center on the DWU campus in Mitchell. (Chris Huber/Republic)
  • Ben Nesselhuf, chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party, left, and Tony Post, executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party listen to a question from Dave Mitchell Monday afternoon at the McGovern Conference. (Chris Huber/Republic)
  • Chief of Staff for the Governor Dusty Johnson moderates a session on how the nation can move beyond partisanship. (Chris Huber/Republic)
  • DWU history professor Sean Flynn speaks about President George Washington's farewell address Monday during the opening session of the McGovern Conference. (Chris Huber/Republic)