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Legislative Update - June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dear Neighbors,

We learned this week that House and Senate Republican leadership has now filed a lawsuit against Governor Dayton regarding his line item veto of funding for the legislature. It is unknown at this point how the legal case will develop. I will update you as I learn more.

Going forward, I am hoping to use these updates as a way to share upcoming events and useful information with all of you. Please let me know about events you think I should include, and forward these updates on to others who may be interested. Our community has so much to offer!

The following are a few things I wanted to share this week:

Natural Disaster Assistance

Our area recently experienced wind and hail storms, and we will no doubt experience more as the summer goes on. In light of this, I’m including some relevant information from the Department of Commerce.

Lots of useful information can be found at the online Disaster Information Center:

The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) is available to help with questions, concerns, or complaints following a damaging storm, flood, or tornado. The CSC help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed insurance decisions after a flood or storm damages their property.

The CSC can be reached at (651) 539-1600 or

YMCA Free Summer Access for Teens

The YMCA is offering free summer memberships for area high school students. We have a great YMCA location in Shoreview and I encourage those with teens to check it out, as the Y offers many great programs. Here is a story from the Star Tribune with more details:

Plant a rain garden


June 17, 10a-12p

Vadnais Heights Ice Cream Social and Music in the Park

Vadnais Heights

June 20, 6-8pm?

Discover Your Parks programming in Roseville on Wednesdays start next week!

June 21 6:30-8:00pm (and following Wednesdays throughout the summer)

My kids love the Discover Your Parks events! They are free and include popcorn, lemonade, ice cream, a bounce house, crafts and the Puppet Wagon!

Hot Dog with Ramsey County Deputy

Little Canada

June 27, 5-7pm

Roseville and Shoreview Libraries

Libraries are a great air-conditioned place to visit in the summer! There are lots of free story times and free events, and the brand new Shoreview location has so much to offer.

Link to the library events calendar:

Fishing in the Neighborhood

The Department of Natural Resources also has lots of information about taking kids fishing in suburban areas like ours:

I look forward to hearing from you throughout the summer. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or thoughts.


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