Congressman Dick Gephardt and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president will be in Storm Lake Thursday afternoon.
At 1:30 p.m., Gephardt will meet with Storm Lake and Buena Vista County leaders in government and the business community to discuss the rising costs of health care and the impact on employee benefits. The discussion will take place at Abner Bell's Coffeehouse in Storm Lake.
At 5 p.m., the public is invited to a Democratic reception at The Boathouse.
Also as part of his visit, Gephardt will meet with members of the Lake Preservation Association.
Gephardt, a congressman from Missouri, has spent 26 years in Congress.