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News from Rep. Dave Baker 07-24-2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dear Friends,
Greetings to all at our mid-point in the Summer! I really hope everyone receiving this is enjoying the nice weather and time with family. My heart goes out to everyone in the Brainerd Lakes Area that have been affected by the recent storm damage. I hope for a quick recovery!
Summer has been a time for me to meet with a variety of groups here in town and talk about the results of our work during the 2015 session. I have been presenting my "First year as a Freshman,” sharing our accomplishments and challenges from this year, and about my work to develop relationships and efforts to dive in to the legislative process so I can get things done for our area.

While I have more to learn I feel good that at this ‘halftime’ of my 2 year term as your representative, I am gearing up for a fast and furious final 10 weeks starting March 8th, 2016. There is more to be done next year and I will keep working hard to make sure I'm ready and can continue to deliver results for you.
I recently had a chance to visit Nova-Tech Engineering and learn more about the Minnesota High Tech Association's SciTechsperience Internship Program. I had a great discussion with Nova-Tech Engineers and the Interns. They all loved working for Nova-Tech, one of our local businesses that has worked hard to hire more engineers and scientists over the years. These investments help companies throughout MN to hire interns and encourage them to join companies in fields of their study. Our STEM disciplines are falling way short of our needs and this support is critical in filling these jobs. Thanks to the Interns as well for your hard work and efforts gaining experience at a great company like Nova-Tech. You are our future tech leaders and innovators!
The Kandiyohi County Fair is coming up August 5th - 8th. I will be at the fair once again handing out root beer to the kiddos’. Hope to see you there, and that you can swing by for conversation. I really like hearing from you!
I know the pigs and other farm animals are looking forward to the Fair as well.
Have a great weekend. Until next time,
Dave Baker
State Representative, District 17B