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Legislative Update- June 10, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022

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Rep. Youakim

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy our gorgeous start to June.

Here’s quick update from the Capitol:


Frontline Worker Bonus Pay 

Application is Open

This week on Wednesday, the online application system for frontline worker bonus pay was launched. It’s important to note that applications are not accepted on first come first serve basis; \workers will have until July 22 to apply. Over 200,000 applications have already been submitted. If you’re having any difficulties applying, please try first using a desktop device. You’re always welcome to contact me at if you have questions or need assistance.

Visit to see if you’re eligible and sign up to receive important updates.

Frontline worker pay graphic


 Summer Events in the Community  

Save the Dates!

St. Louis Park’s Parktacular event kicks off next weekend running June 18 through the 19th. You can find the event information here.


Hopkins’ 88th Raspberry Festival will take place July 13-17. More information regarding the Grand Parade, how to nominate a Grand Marshal, and more can be found here.




Update on St. Louis Park Watermain Break

A few weeks ago, several of our St. Louis Park neighbors experienced a major watermain break and damage to their homes. I continue to be in touch with the City of St. Louis Park on their mitigation strategies to provide relief for homeowners. In the meantime, the City has created a dedicated website for affected residents to find up to date information.

As your state legislator, I want to make sure you have the state resources below that are available to you:

  • The Department of Commerce provides a Consumer Services Center that can assist homeowners, business owners and renters with insurance questions, claims and complaints. The best contact number is 651-539-1600. You should select “insurance” and you will be navigated to a Consumer Services Center staff members who will assist you.
  • The Department of Commerce has tips for residential property owners and renters on how to file an insurance claimon the agency’s website.
  • Consumers who want to file a complaint about their insurer or if they feel like they’ve had a claim inappropriately denied can also file a complaint on the agency’s website.
  • Lastly, the department has a Disaster Response Guide, which contains information about flood insurance and sewer backups on pages seven and 8. It also has contact information for major insurers and tips for rebuilding once property owners get to that stage.


Free Park Entry this Saturday

Admission to state parks and recreation areas is free tomorrow! If you’d like to use this opportunity to explore a new spot, check out the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ ParkFinder tool. It has information about all 75 state parks and can help you find places with certain kinds of trails or facilities.

Free State Park Day


Keep in Touch

Please continue to reach out anytime at or 651-296-9889 with questions or to let me know how I can be of assistance.

It’s an honor to represent you and our neighbors at the State Capitol.

Have a great weekend,


Cheryl Youakim
State Representative