Meet-and-greet from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

    District 1B State Rep. Deb Kiel of Crookston and her husband, Lonn, on Friday will host Republican Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson at a meet-and-greet at RBJ’s Restaurant in Crookston.

    The public event will begin at 3 p.m. and wrap up by 4:15 p.m. so Johnson can get his next campaign event in Moorhead that evening.

    Johnson, the Republican Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate, defeated former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty in the Aug. 14 primary. Johnson and Democrat Tim Walz are vying to succeed DFL Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who’s not seeking another term.

    Johnson is married to Sondi (Lee), who grew up in Crookston and is the daughter of Lloyd and Shirley Lee.