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Legislative Update - August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dear neighbors,


It is my great privilege to invite you to the Minnesota State Capitol this coming weekend, August 11-13th for the Grand Opening of the Minnesota State Capitol.  This weekend’s events follow the $310 million restoration of the State Capitol, the first since it opened in 1905.


There are many fun and exciting Minnesota-themed events and all FREE to the public, with one exception.  Those wanting tickets to the “Cap Untapped” Minnesota craft beer tasting event on Saturday, August 12 at from 4:00-6:00 PM on the Capitol Lawn should go to  From Yoga and blueberry muffins on the front lawn each morning, to three full days of jam packed events including special tours, speaking panels, multicultural performances, scavenger hunt, Prince Dance Party, live concerts, FIREWORKS, and much more. 



For the full list of events, please visit the schedule webpage on the Grand Opening Website. Download free apps to your phone or follow events on social media the hashtag #myMNCapitol.


For more information about transportation, including free transit rides, free parking, or an Uber code to provide discounted travel to and from the Capitol, please visit the Capitol Grand Opening website.


I welcome you to attend the events this weekend and hope you will come celebrate the Grand Opening of our State Capitol, the People’s House with me this weekend!




Leon M. Lillie

State Representative