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Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Rep. Pryor


Please join Sen. Cwodzinski, Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn and me for a District 48 Virtual Town Hall next Thursday, December 17 at 7 p.m. To participate, go to my Facebook page: Rep. Laurie Pryor | Facebook. You can submit your questions ahead of time here.


Special Session on Monday

Governor Walz has called us back into special session on Monday, December 14 to consider a COVID package which will provide much needed assistance to small businesses, families and workers struggling during the pandemic. Legislative leaders and the governor have been working around the clock to craft help for Minnesotans to get through this difficult time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

After many long months, there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. This week, Gov. Walz and health experts announced Minnesota’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, in partnership with the federal government and local communities.  

The goal is to quickly, equitably, and safely deliver the vaccine to Minnesotans across the state.

There will be 25 distribution hubs set up across Minnesota to directly receive vaccine deliveries through the national vaccine distribution chain. The vaccine will then be distributed further to smaller hospitals or clinics, or “spokes.” COVID-19 vaccines will be provided to people at no cost.

The vaccine is good news, but it’s still extremely important for us to continue to do all we can to slow the spread and protect each other and hospital capacity by masking, handwashing, distancing, staying home when we can, and getting tested for COVID-19 if feeling sick.

Outside activities

Our unseasonably warm weather creates an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and engage in safe, healthy activities in our COVID world. You can find trails in parks in Eden Prairie here and Minnetonka by clicking on this link. I hope you can take some time and explore our beautiful outdoor amenities.


Everyone can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19

  • Wear masks when in public. 10-50% of virus carriers are asymptomatic (are not experiencing any symptoms). Wearing masks helps control the virus and has been shown to lessen COVID-19 spread. 
  • Avoid enclosed spaces with groups of people, where the virus can linger in the air for long periods of time.
  • Get tested if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay six feet away from others.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve, or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth – with unwashed hands.
  • Up-to-date guidance is available from the Department of Health.


Please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to call or email me any time. You can also connect with me on Facebook here. It’s an honor to represent you at the State Capitol.


Laurie Pryor

State Representativ

Rep. Laurie Pryor
571 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Phone: 651-296-3964
Facebook: Rep. Laurie Pryor
Legislative Assistant: Jasmyn DiMeglio, 651-296-5408