With the health care debate in full swing, some members of Minnesota's congressional delegation have scheduled town hall meetings to discuss this issue and others with their constituents.
We've contacted the offices of all seven members of Congress and both U.S. senators for their schedules. Here is the information we've received so far. This schedule will be updated as more information is provided.
1st District: Rep. Tim Walz, DFL, will hold a town hall meeting on health care reform on Thurs. Aug. 20, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Mankato East High School's auditorium, 2600 Hoffman Road, Mankato. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
5th District: Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL, will hold a town hall forum on transportation, jobs, and the economy on Mon. Aug. 24, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the North Community YMCA, 1711 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis.
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6th District: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R, will hold a forum on health care on Thurs. Aug. 27. Her office said it will release the time and location next week.
7th District: Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL, held a town hall meeting Aug. 14 in Willmar, and has another "roundtable discussion" on health care on Mon. Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at the County Administration Board Room in Bemidji, 701 Minnesota Ave. NW in Bemidji.
8th District: Rep. Jim Oberstar, DFL, does not have any town hall meetings scheduled, according to a spokesperson. Public meetings might be scheduled for early September, but no details have been released at this time.
Senate: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL, is holding a roundtable discussion on elder care on Mon., Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Amherst Wilder Foundation in St. Paul.
Senate: Sen. Al Franken, DFL, does not have any town hall meetings scheduled, but will be meeting with community leaders about health care during the recess, according to his office.