Minnesota House of Representatives


State Representative Anna Wills

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Posted: 2016-07-15
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Legislative Update

News from Rep. Anna Wills 7-15-2016

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all taking time to enjoy this summer so far, and are keeping safe with the flooding and storms we have seen around the state.

As I've mentioned previously, discussions regarding a special session have been ongoing between Governor Dayton, House leadership, and Senate leadership. In light of negotiations earlier today, I am optimistic regarding the likelihood of a special session in the near future. Nothing is certain, but I will keep you updated as these talks progress.

In other news, here are some events coming up at the Capitol and in our district.


Legislative Surrogacy Commission Meeting


The next meeting of the Legislative Surrogacy Commission will be next Tuesday, July 19th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2412 of the Minnesota Senate Office Building. These meetings are open, and members of the public are welcome to attend. For the agenda, and the upcoming meeting schedule, you can use this link: http://www.lcc.leg.mn/lcs/meetings.html


County East-West Transit Open House

On Tuesday, July 19th, Dakota County will be holding an open house in Apple Valley with residents and stakeholders to discuss ways to improve transit options for the east-west corridors. The open house will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Apple Valley Transit Station, 15450 Cedar Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Feel free to stop by and share your opinions!


District 196 Candidate Forum


On July 20th, School District 196 will be holding a school board candidate forum at Rosemount City Hall. The forum will start at 7:00 p.m.; come out, have your questions answered, and get to know the candidates! The Special Election is scheduled for August 9th.


Leprechaun Days

This year, Rosemount will celebrate Leprechaun Days from July 22nd through the 31st. The Grand Day Parade and fireworks display will take place on Saturday, July 30th. For more Information, follow this link: http://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=137


Night to Unite


Night to Unite will be taking place on August 2nd, so consider holding or participating in your neighborhood block parties that evening! Take advantage of this chance to meet and enjoy time with your neighbors, and discuss ways to protect your community against crime.


The deadline to register a block party in Rosemount is July 24th. For more information and to register, follow this link: http://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=137

There's no official deadline to register in Apple Valley, find more information and an online registration form here: http://www.cityofapplevalley.org/index.aspx?NID=388

If you'd like me to stop by your block party, please let me know!


Warrior 196 Memorial 5K Run/Walk

The 4th Annual Warrior 196 Run/ Walk and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on September 10th. The 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m., while the kid’s 1 mile will begin at 10:15 a.m., at Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

Proceeds go towards eight scholarships for high school graduates from District 196 high schools in the names of five alumni from these schools who were killed serving in our military. Please consider participating and supporting this great cause!

The deadline for registration is September 3rd. For more information and to register, follow this link: http://www.andersonraces.com/new-events/2016/9/24/warrior-196-memorial-5k


Ben Kopp Memorial Ride


The Ben Kopp Memorial Party and Memorial Ride will take place July 29th and 30th. A silent auction, Italian buffet, ride pre-registration, and party will run from 6:00 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, July 29th. Registration for the ride begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th, with kickstands up at 11:00 a.m., with a pig roast to follow. Proceeds benefit local organizations that support veterans and their families. Please consider supporting this cause!


Festivities on both days will be held at Bogarts Place, 14917 Garrett Ave. in Apple Valley.

For more information, use this link: http://www.benkopp.org/


In the Community


UMore Park Tour


On Wednesday, July 13th, I had the pleasure of touring UMore Park to learn about the animal husbandry and agricultural research they do. I was so interesting to learn about the important work they do!





Apply Valley Chamber Image360 Ribbon-Cutting


On Thursday, July 14th, I attended the Apple Valley Chamber ribbon-cutting for Image360. Congratulations to Image360 for their growing business, and welcome to the Chamber!



Praying for Minnesota

The last couple of weeks have been very hard for our state. As Minnesotans, I know we will join together in comforting those who are hurting, and show genuine concern and support for parties on both sides of recent events. I hope you will join me in praying for all those involved and affected by these tragic circumstances.


Stay in Touch

As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with your comments, questions, and concerns. Email me any time at rep.anna.wills@house.mn or call 651-296-4306. You can also follow my updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repannawills and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/annacwills.



Anna Wills

State Representative 57B

Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Coates

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