WKBT News 8000: ‘Tele-Town Halls’ provide southern Minnesotans up-to-date information and resources about coronavirus

MINNESOTA, (WKBT) – Minnesota local officials, state-level leaders, and medical professionals are taking part in multiple public teleconferences.

The goal is to provide up-to-date information and resources for southern Minnesotans during the coronavirus outbreak..

Dan Feehan, a candidate running for Congress in Minnesota’s First District, has been organizing these”tele-town halls.”

On Saturday, one thing they focused on was a need for a large bonding bill to fund state projects and boost the economy.

They argue it’s a great time to implement one because of low-interest rates, the State’s high credit rating, and the need for more jobs.

In January Minnesota Governor Tim Walz proposed a $2 billion bonding bill, but state Republicans want to cut that in half.

Democratic lawmakers hope new legislation will be proposed when they go back into session.

The next tele-town hall will be Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 P-M. ​

You can join in by emailing Feehan’s Director of Operations, Ben Reimler, at breimler@danfeehan.com.