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Final Update of Summer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


I have had a great time traveling around our community meeting with community leaders, small business owners, and so many more of the people that make our community such a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. This will be the last update I can send out for a while, more on that below, but know you can always contact me for anything you may need or any questions you may have.

But first here are a few pictures of some of the more colorful decorations and furry friends from my time out meeting with folks in our community. 

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Save the Date: National Night Out

This year's Night to Unite/National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7th. I love traveling to different events throughout our community and look forward to doing so again this year! To register your block party click here for Inver Grove Heights, here for Mendota Heights, or here for Eagan. 

New Driver License Design

This past week, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released a new look and features for Minnesota Driver's Licenses. These will be the new designs for orders processed after August 6th. Included is a new vertical orientation for those under 21 and a preview of the REAL ID-compliant license option available beginning this October. Full details are available here

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The standard Minnesota Drivers Licenses available beginning August 6th.

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Veterans Memorial Community Center Summer Schedule 

Here are some upcoming programs at the Veterans Memorial Community Center that may be of interest to you:

  • Mon & Wed, July 18 - Sept. 5 at 7:15 a. m or Tues & Thurs, July 17-Aug. 30 at 9:15 a. m. Walk with Ease. An exercise leader will warm you up, stretch you out, help you set and achieve walking goals. Cost: $15 ($5 discount for Grove members) Register by 7/18.  If you would like to try out this class please call at 651-554-3420.
  • Wed. July 18 4:30-6:30 p. m. Food Trucks in the VMCC Parking Lot.  No registration required.
  • Fri, July 20 9:30-11 a. m. Blood Pressure Checks administered by a nurse from Health East in the Grove Lobby. Free. No registration required.

Housing Leadership Award

I was recently honored with a 2018 Housing Leadership Award for my work during the 2018 Legislative Session. The award recognizes legislators for their efforts throughout the 2018 legislative session to promote homeownership at a price that families can afford.

I am proud to be a strong advocate for making the dream of homeownership a reality for more Minnesotans. Reforms we put in place are already starting to show results with a rising number of starter home construction going on across Minnesota. There is more to do but the work we did is a great start. 

Our local paper covered the award here

On this day in History 

On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt eventually was elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.

Please Contact Me

Because of a 60-day, post-session rule, I’ll be unable to send email updates after today due to this being an election year. Thank you for the honor and privilege you have granted me to serve you and your families in the Minnesota House of Representatives. If you would like to get in touch with me during the interim, please email me at or call my office 651-296-4192. I welcome and appreciate hearing from you and look forward to assisting you in any way I am able.

Have a great summer and fall!