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Legislative Update and Upcoming Community Events

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
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Dear Neighbors,

I hope this email finds you well. A big thank you to everyone who attended Carver County’s public open house to discuss the vision of a new and improved Highway 5. There was an excellent turnout and lots of interest in the project. You can stay updated on construction progress and the tentative schedule here

Highway 5


Rep. Rehm at Open House


Climate Town Hall Meeting

I’m writing today to invite you to a town hall meeting I’m hosting on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. with House Climate and Energy Committee Chair Acomb, House Transportation Committee Chair Hornstein, and Senator and M.D. Kelly Morrison.

Climate Town Hall graphic

We’ll focus on climate and energy discussing initiatives we passed during session and policy strategies we can consider as we look to 2024 and beyond. Everyone is invited to attend and share their questions in a productive Q&A dialogue. 


Lawns to Legumes Workshop

Also this month at the Arboretum, I’m hosting a Lawns to Legumes workshop on Saturday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m. with Senator Morrison and Rep. Tabke, both legislative authors of the new program running in Minnesota. It’ll be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what Lawns to Legumes is and why it’s important to our communities.

Lawns to Legumes workshop


House Capital Investment Committee Visits Chaska

In other local news, I was excited to welcome the House Capital Investment Committee to Chaska yesterday morning as the first stop on their Southwest Minnesota Tour. Mayor Windschitl articulated in detail the city’s request for $19 million to redevelop Chaska City Square West. The revitalization of downtown would be aimed at addressing shortcomings in public parking, fixing surrounding roads to ease traffic flow, improving walkability for pedestrians, and building public restrooms. The proposal would also utilize the public funds to build a City Hall Plaza, a Community Room for the Arts Consortium, a Mercado Indoor Farmers Market, and a City Square West Plaza. 

Lucy and Bonding Committee


Lucy and Chaska Mayor

This public investment would not only create hundreds of local jobs, it would help us support our small business community and entrepreneurs, improve walkability, and overall make getting around downtown more efficient. I’ll be carrying the city’s request as legislation in 2024. Feel free to reach out with your thoughts about the project and what you’d like to see moving forward.


High School Page Program Seeking Applicants

Applications are open for the High School Page Program with the Minnesota House of Representatives! High School juniors are invited to apply for a weeklong learning opportunity at the state capitol to work directly with state representatives on committees and during proceedings on the House Floor. Applications are due November 22nd. Please feel free to share this with your networks and any high school junior who may be interested in participating. More information, including how to apply, can be found here


Keep in Touch

Please continue to keep in touch and contact me anytime with questions or input at Your feedback is important to me.

Thank you for the honor of representing our Chanhassen and Chaska residents at the State House.

In community,


Representative Lucille "Lucy" Rehm

533 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Phone: 651-296-5066
Email: (replies to this newsletter are not monitored)
Legislative Assistant: Jared Margolis 651-297-5002