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Town hall event canceled due to dangerous road conditions

Jaclyn Harold
Updated: January 18, 2020 11:19 PM
Created: January 18, 2020 11:15 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Representative Angie Craig's first town hall of the year was canceled because of road conditions, but some residents who braved the poor travel conditions weren't happy about it.

Three residents who live near the Zumbrota area came out Saturday morning inspite of blizzard conditions on the roads. They said they wanted to hear Rep.Craig and wanted to share some of their thoughts. When they arrived at the Zumbrota Mazeppa High School, where the event was supposed to take place, they found out the event had been canceled, "I've been to a town hall before and I drove to Burnsville one time in a blizzard, and she still had the town hall. So, I'm a little disappointed that she's not here today," said Timothy Radke, who currently lives in Kenyon but came back to his alma mater for the town hall with his wife and children. Radke says he's interested in asking Rep. Craig about her stance on impeachment, "I wrote her a letter, and she told me she was upholding the constitution in order to vote for the impeachment, when it's clear that she is in violation of the constitution by voting for Article II of the impeachment and I just wanted to ask her what she's doing," said Radke.

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James Wilson came from Rochester after working overnight to see Craig and says the lawmaker had no real excuse to not show up, "For our representative to miss a meeting, unless she's buried under 20 feet of snow, there is so much nastiness that is going on, and like I said I have never been so disappointed in my Democratic Party," said Wilson. 

Several counties around the state were urging drivers not to travel on Saturday during the blizzard warning, although Rep. Craig's website does not state a specific reason for the cancellation, it did say that the town hall has been postponed to January 25 at Zumbrota Mazeppa High School. 


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