Both Republicans and Democrats in southern Minnesota’s First Congressional District hold their district conventions today (SAT). The Republican 1st Congressional District Convention began at 8:30am today at the Kato Center in Mankato, and continues on Sunday. Delegates will choose whether to endorse Mike Parry of Waseca or Al Quist of St. Peter to be their candidate to run against Democratic Congressman Tim Walz. The DFL 1st Congressional District Convention begins at 11am today at Winona State University. Congressman Walz will be seeking his party’s endorsement to serve a 4th term in Congress.