Three area lawmakers are joining together to host two town hall meetings this weekend, to talk about the current legislative session.

“I think you should have to sit there and listen,” said State Senator Nick Frentz, who believes town hall-style meetings should be mandatory for all state lawmakers.

He said it’s important, “To hear what your constituent’s priority is. I’m expecting people to show up and say, ‘This is what’s most important.'”

“The fact that it’s a short session,” he added, “Is no excuse for not getting to the most important issues.”

Frentz will be joined at the meetings by Representatives Clark Johnson and Jack Considine. He said they banded together in the same manner last year, and they, “Probably had 75 or 80 combined at the two town halls, and hopefully people have time to stop by and listen and share ideas and tell us what they think; I’d like to think we’ll have as good a group again this year.”

The town hall meetings will both be held on Saturday; the first in Mankato at the Intergovernmental Center from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, and the second at the St. Peter Community Center from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.