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Legislative Update - July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dear Neighbors,


I hope summer has been treating you well. I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to serve our community at the State Capitol. Over last few weeks, I’ve talked to many of you about how important it is to have our community values at the forefront here at the Capitol. By working together, we can build a better future for all Minnesotans. That includes making health care accessible and affordable, guaranteeing our kids have a first-class education, making higher education and job training a reality for Minnesotans, and keeping our communities safe.


Night to Unite / National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7th, is Minnesota Night to Unite and National Night Out. These events are held the first Tuesday in August in neighborhoods across the country to celebrate a commitment to safe communities. If you would like me to stop by an event in your neighborhood, please let me know and I will try to attend. I am hoping to get to as many neighborhood events as possible. So if you see me, please say hi and introduce yourself!


New IDs

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety just released updated designs for driver’s licenses and ID cards. The redesigned cards will be available in August at all driver’s license service centers in Minnesota at the same cost as the old cards.


Here are a few helpful things to know. You do not need to replace your current driver’s license or ID card, unless the card is expiring, or you need to change your address or name. Minnesotans will be able to use their current license and ID card until the expiration date on the card. Minnesotans whose application or renewal is processed after August 6, 2018, will receive the new look card. Minnesotans whose driver’s licenses or identification cards expire before October 2018 should plan to renew their cards as they normally would.


If you want to see some of the new features and the new look designs click here.


Last Update

This is my last update until after the election. Whether running or not, legislators cannot use state resources for unsolicited communications during an election period because it might create an unfair advantage.


I won’t be able to send out these updates for a while, but I am still available to meet, help with state-level problems, and discuss issues important to our community. So feel free to give my office a call or email me anytime.




Mike Freiberg

State Representative