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Legislative Update - November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Rep. Christensen

Dear Neighbors,

During the legislative interim, members of the House Capital Investment Committee have been traveling across the state to visit sites and projects for possible inclusion in the 2020 Bonding Bill. This week, I was honored to welcome my colleagues as the committee came to our neck of the woods to see firsthand how incredibly important the proposed infrastructure projects along Highway 36 would be for the region and those that travel through.   

Our first stop covered the proposed Manning Avenue Interchange at Highway 36. Thank you to the sheriff’s office, fire department, Washington County, Lakeview Hospital, and Mayor Kozlowski for their presentations on the importance of this interchange due to the increased public safety and economic growth it would bring to our community. Another shout out to Chris Aamodt for hosting the committee and advocates during presentations. This project is of the highest priority in my work at the Legislature, and I’m eager to see it through.




Our next and final stop covered the funding needs for the 60th street realignment at Norell Avenue and Highway 36. This is a frustrating intersection that I know many of us try to avoid. Representatives from Oak Park Heights helped make those frustrations known, and I look forward to advocating for this and other community-improving projects in the 2020 Bonding Bill. Stay tuned!

Environment Town Hall

Reminder that I’ll be joining Conservation Minnesota for an Environment Town Hall tomorrow morning, from 10:30-11:30am, at the Stillwater Public Library. Minnesota’s great outdoors is one of our most valuable resources, and I’m committed to protecting and preserving our lakes, rivers, and forests for future generations. Please join us tomorrow as we talk about our priorities when it comes to protecting our environment, and how we can accomplish that together. You can find more information on our Facebook event page.


2020 High School Page Program

Modeled after the United States Congress Page Program, the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program was established in 1975. Today, the program remains dedicated to providing students with meaningful opportunities, and has evolved into one of the top page programs in the nation.

The Minnesota House is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Legislative Session, and I highly encourage all interested high school juniors to apply. You can find more information on the program and how to apply on the Minnesota House webpage. The deadline to apply is November 21st.


Stay In Touch!

If you have any questions about our bonding proposals or the legislative process, please feel free to reach out. Our work here at the Legislature is a collaborative process, and I appreciate your input! You can reach me at (651) 296-4244 or I look forward to hearing from you!



Representative Shelly Christensen

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