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Reminder: Virtual Coffee Hour Tomorrow!

Friday, May 7, 2021
Rep. Bierman

Dear Neighbors,

A friendly reminder to join me and our neighbors tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. for a virtual coffee hour on Zoom! I always appreciate these opportunities to hear directly from you. Here’s how you can join:

Topic: Virtual Coffee Hour with Rep. Bierman

Time: May 8, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 928 8911 5414

Passcode: 451077

You’re also welcome to join via telephone by dialing 1-312-626-6799 and entering the Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted. Looking forward to hearing what’s on your mind!


Safely Ending COVID-19 Restrictions

Yesterday, Governor Walz announced a timeline to end most of Minnesota’s COVID-19 restrictions. The three-step plan begins today. The final step is lifting the statewide masking requirement once 70 percent of Minnesotans who are 16 or older get vaccinated or on July 1, whichever comes first. 


Since the youngest Minnesotans aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet, the current Safe Learning Plan will continue until the end of the school year. The eviction moratorium, a ban on price gouging, and eligibility exemptions for people who receive state services will also remain in effect. You can find more information about the plan at

Every Minnesotan who gets vaccinated brings us closer to the end of this pandemic. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please make a plan to do so. You can use the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to find vaccination opportunities nearby.

Conference Committee Work

As we’ve wrapped up our major budget bills in the House, our work now has shifted to conference committee action. All major areas of the budget have appointed conferees; five from the House and five from the Senate, to find common ground on different provisions within each chamber’s version of the bill. Our constitutionally required date to adjourn is May 17, and we’re working hard in the House to ensure we can deliver a budget that prioritizes students, families, small businesses, and communities so we can recover from the pandemic and thrive once it’s behind us. 

Keep in Touch

Please reach out anytime with input, ideas, or questions at or 651-296-5506. Don’t hesitate to let me know how I can provide assistance.

It’s an honor to serve our Apple Valley and Lakeville neighbors at the State Capitol.


Robert Bierman

State Representative

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