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Swedish journalist explores American election process

The Minot Area Council for International Visitors developed local programming for Eric Erfors, Stockholm-based editorial writer for Expressen, one of Sweden’s largest newspapers, as he visited the Minot region Sept. 26-29. Erfors is interested in United States elections, focusing on the state and local levels.

As part MACIV’s local program, Erfors met with North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger, explored the use of social media in a state senate campaign and learned about initiated measures, focusing on the proposed tobacco tax and the Minot City Council transition. He also discussed careers in journalism with Minot State University communication arts students. To read the full news release, visit

Published: 09/28/16

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