Rep. Cravaack to hold town hall meeting in Duluthby Bill Catlin, Minnesota Public Radio,
Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Amid mounting pressure, 8th District GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack has announced he will hold an open town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Duluth airport.
Cravaack has taken flack from constituents and in national publications for the meetings he's held during the August recess. The only free, open-to-all meetings were held only in relatively remote places that are long drives from Duluth, the district's population and media center.
Cravaack made the announcement to protesters outside a meeting sponsored by a business organization that was charging attendees a $10 fee for lunch.
- All Things Considered, 08/23/2011, 5:20 p.m.
Bill Catlin is an editor responsible for directing MPR News' business and economics coverage.