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Friday, July 3, 2020

We are in an exceptional time, with our civil liberties under attack, our economy struggling to come back from the immense regulatory burdens placed on businesses from the reaction to COVID 19.  As your representative in Saint Paul, I will continue to work on your behalf, for a brighter future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.  The Founding fathers could not see the future they were creating and their struggles should inspire us to fight for our freedoms, our prosperity and for the pursuit of our happiness this Independence Day. 

Update on Lawsuit to stop the Governor's unconstitutional emergency powers

This week I and the other legislators and other small business people who have sued Governor Walz, arguing that the emergency powers in Minnesota Chapter 12 are unconstitutional, filed a response to the Governor's motion to dismiss. We await the hearing date of July 16 in Ramsey County Court.You can read our statement HERE  and the actual response HERE.  

On KTOE AM/FM and Al Travis Between the Lines this week

Rep. Munson on Between the Lines with Al Travis

This week I was a guest on Al in the Afternoon and Between the Lines with Al Travis.  We spent time discussing the past special session and also my Vernon Center Water Infrastructure Project Bill that received a hearing this year.  Watch BTL here and and listen to the radio show HERE.

COVID-19 Testing Update

This week, the State of Minnesota department of health came to Madelia to conduct COVID-19 testing and will be performing these tests again next week. Tests are fully paid by taxpayers and therefore no insurance or co-pay is charged at the testing site.

On Wednesday, July 8th the State of Minnesota, in partnership with the City of St. James, St. James Schools, and Watonwan County Public Health, is offering COVID-19 testing at St. James Middle/Senior High School. More information on this testing location can be found here:

New laws starting July 1, 2020.

Although this session was shortened due to COVID 19 precautions, there were some laws passed that took effect July 1, 2020, including part of the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, and tractor safety. Read more about the new laws here. 

Non Partisan House Public Information Services has summaries of all laws passed by the 2020 Legislature are available online HERE.

Coming up Next Week

The Legislature, both House and Senate have been holding hearings on potential legislation on Public Safety (Police Reform), Covid 19 Recovery and Education Policy (Distance Learning). The Governor will need to call us back into special session sometime before July 13 before his emergency powers expire and he has remarked that he expects to call us back a few days before that.  


Rep. Munson and Family on Fourth of July

From my family to yours, have a safe and enjoyable independence day.



Jeremy Munson
State Representative, 23B


If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my office. We are still attempting to provide regular contact remotely so if you have other needs, please email my Legislative Assistant, Luke Sprinkel at

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