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Legislative Update from Rep. Abigail Whelan (7.03.18)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

I wanted to wish you and your family a happy and safe Fourth of July! I hope your holiday is filled with family, friends and fun as we celebrate America’s birthday. We are truly blessed to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave!

If you’re staying in town over the holiday, there is a great local celebration right here in Anoka. Tonight is fireworks at dusk from Castle Field. Before the fireworks, there will also be the 6th Annual Anoka American Legion Post #102 Alumni Baseball Game at Castle Field with concessions, yard games, and music. Then on July 4, attend the ice cream social from noon to 3 PM at George Green Park, where there will be free root beer floats, yard games, food trucks and a concert.

You can learn more here.

You can also learn more about Independence Day and our nation’s history here

Happy Fourth of July!

New Laws

Several new laws took effect July 1, and among the topics addressed were athletic trainers, the Taconite Economic Development Fund, and claims against the state.

You can learn about the laws that took effect July 1 here.

Around the Community

Cops and Cones

Attend an upcoming Cops and Cones event with the Anoka Police Department. Stop by and say hi to members of our local police department, and enjoy some ice cream too. It takes place July 11 from 5-7 PM at the Akin Riverside Park on 1721 River Ave, Anoka.

2018 Concerts in the Park

Sunday evenings, come enjoy some great music with the weekly Concert in the Park. The concerts start at 7 PM in George Green Park in Anoka. See the full schedule and get more details here.

Ramsey Parks and Recreation

There are plenty of fun activities in Ramsey this month! Check out the Ramsey Parks and Recreation event calendar here for more information.

Anoka Classic Car Show

The 2018 Anoka Classic Car Show takes place Saturdays from 5:00 PM through dusk throughout the summer in downtown Anoka. Get all the details here.

The Draw Summer Event Series

Every Thursday through August 23, the Draw Summer Event Series is happening in Ramsey. Concert style music starts at 6:30 PM at the Draw Amphitheater and the events are free to the public. Learn more here.


Please know my office is available should you need assistance on a matter of state government. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-1729 or via email at I also welcome your input and ideas on legislation and matters moving through the Minnesota House. I am here to serve you and it is a joy! Thank you for the honor and privilege of being your state representative.

Have a wonderful weekend,