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Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Rep. Acomb

Dear neighbors, 

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is around the corner! I’m looking forward to spending time with my family this week, and I hope you and your loved ones are able to enjoy some quality time together as well.

Free Park Friday

Friday, November 29 – the day after Thanksgiving – is Free Park Friday in Minnesota. On this day, entrance fees to all 75 state parks and recreation areas are waived. Gather your family and friends and explore our great outdoors!

More information about Free Park Friday is available here.

Small Business Saturday

I hope you’ll join me to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday as well. This day, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, reminds people to shop at small, local businesses that grow our economy and make our communities stronger. It’s a great opportunity to revisit a favorite spot or check out someplace new.

Cold Weather Rule

Unfortunately, colder weather can cause difficulties for many Minnesotans. People struggling to afford heating bills shouldn’t be stuck in the cold. Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule, which went into effect last month, helps protect people from having their heat shut off when they need it most. You can read more about it here.

Please make sure that your family, friends, and neighbors are aware of this program, and remember to watch out for one another this winter.

I always appreciate hearing from fellow community members, so please feel free to contact me with questions or feedback. You can reach me anytime at or 651-296-9934.


Patty Acomb
State Representative