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Legislative Update

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you are enjoying this amazing weather we’ve had over the past couple of weeks! At the Legislature, DFL leadership and committee chairs are continuing to meet and negotiate various budget agreements with the Senate Republicans with the hope of a short special session so we can finish our work. While a special session isn’t guaranteed I will continue to do what I can to make it a reality so we can fully invest in Minnesota.

Frontline Worker Pay

The application process for the frontline worker bonus is now open. The Frontline Worker Pay application will be open June 8 through July 22, 2022. Eligible workers will have 45 days to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Remember, you don't have to be first in line when the application opens. The application will be open for 45 days and the funds are not first come, first served. Visit frontline to see if you are eligible and to apply today!

Frontline worker pay graphic

Free Park Day

This Saturday is Free Park Day in Minnesota! On four days in 2022, all 75 Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas will offer free admission to everyone. Here are the dates for the rest of the year:

  • Saturday, June 11
  • Friday, November 25

Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans. With a free day in each season, it's a great opportunity to get out there and explore someplace new - or visit an old favorite at a new time of year! Whether you stay for the whole weekend or just spend a few hours outside, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Free State Park Day

COVID Tests Available
The federal government began a third round of a free mail order program that enables people to order more rapid at-home tests at no cost by visiting this website: Minnesotans can still order free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests through the state’s free mail order program, two test kits per home, at this website: Order your free at-home rapid tests. The website includes information on at-home rapid testing, a video demonstration and FAQ on how to use the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, and a link to place orders.

Stay in Touch

Please feel free to reach out to me by email at or by phone at 651-296-5387. If you have a friend, neighbor, or relative who wants to receive updates about the Legislature, let them know they can subscribe to my email list here, and follow my Facebook here. It’s an honor to represent our community. Please stay in touch.


Kaela Berg, District 56B
423 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155