Similar sessions in other District 1B communities being scheduled.

District 1B State Rep. Deb Kiel, a Republican from rural Crookston elected to a second term last November, will host a “town hall meeting” at the Irishman’s Shanty in Crookston on Saturday, Feb. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. She invites all area residents to attend and come with questions they’d like answered on the 2013 Minnesota legislative session.

    “Town halls give me the opportunity to speak one-on-one about the important issues for our region,” Kiel said. “I welcome and encourage everyone to attend.”

    Kiel is planning similar town halls sessions in other communities in District 1B, although specific times and places are still being determined.

    For more information, reach her at 651 296-5091 or