I hope you are all enjoying your summer! After the adversity we’ve all been through the last year due to the pandemic, and everything available to enjoy in our state this time of year, everyone deserves the chance to get out and create memorable moments with your family and friends. The St. Louis County Fair gets underway today and goes through Sunday. Before we know it, Labor Day will be here and students will be back in school.
Earlier this summer, lawmakers worked together to enact a new state budget to help our students succeed, strengthen economic security for families and businesses, and improve health care for Minnesotans. Additionally, I’m proud of the work I did this session to deliver a series of investments that will strengthen the future for the Iron Range. While we have much more work to do in the future, our state budget will help our entire state recover from the pandemic and give Minnesotans opportunities to succeed and thrive into the future. I recently released my 2021 Legislative Report, which you can download and check out here.
While other states are in far worse positions than Minnesota, COVID-19 remains a concern largely because the Delta variant is emerging at an increased pace. If you haven’t yet done so, please get your vaccination. The vaccine is free, safe, and effective, significantly reducing your chances of serious illness or hospitalization. Find a location to get your shot here, and if you get your first dose between Friday, July 30 and Sunday, August 15, you can earn a $100 Visa gift card. Learn more about this new incentive here.
As always, feel free to contact me to share your input on issues important to you, or if I can ever be of assistance. It’s an honor to represent you and our region in the Minnesota House.