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Community Coffee Hour at Dunn Bros This Saturday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Rep. Bierman


Dear Neighbors,

A big congrats to our Olympians Lakeville-native Regan Smith and Apple Valley-native Gable Steveson on their incredible accomplishments in the summer Olympic games in Tokyo. It was fun watching them compete and cheering on our hometown athletes in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Suni Lee made history by being the first Hmong American to compete in the Olympics and she made us all very proud in Minnesota. Along with her teammate Grace McCallum, Minnesotans made up half of the U.S. women’s team that brought home the silver medal.


First In-Person Coffee Hour- This Saturday!

This Saturday, I’m hosting our first in-person coffee hour from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Dunn Bros in Apple Valley (15265 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124). I have tables reserved outside for our conversation, so please feel free to bring a friend and of course, your input and questions.





The Main Street Economic Revitalization Program is Accepting Proposals

As a result of the $80 million bipartisan investment we made in our state budget at the legislature this year, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched the Main Street Economic Revitalization Program request for proposals (RFP). The following types of organizations are eligible to submit a proposal for grant funding as a partner organization:

  • Foundations engaged in economic development
  • Community development financial institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations engaged in housing and commercial development

There will be two rounds of funding. The first round, which will award no more than $40 million, opened on August 3rd and close on August 31st. Dates for the second round have not yet been identified but will be before March 1, 2022.

If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to attend the upcoming webinar on Thursday, August 12th at 11:00 am. You can join here. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions at

Even if you can’t make it Saturday, please contact me anytime with input or if you need assistance.

It’s an honor to serve our Apple Valley and Lakeville residents and families in the Minnesota House.


Robert Bierman

State Representative