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Legislative Update: TODAY- Online Meeting on the Future of Hwy 169 in Mankato and North Mankato

Thursday, October 14, 2021
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Learn more about the future of Hwy 169 in Mankato and North Mankato tonight in an online meeting from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are seeking public input on the recommended long-term vision and implementation plan for Hwy 169 in Mankato, North Mankato, and South Bend Township. Tonight, you can learn about the recommended improvements to Hwy 169, ask questions, and provide comments. Register for the online meeting and submit comments by visiting the project website:

Comments will be collected October 14 – October 28. Written comments can be dropped off outside the Intergovernmental Center or can be mailed to MAPO located in the same building: Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001.

October Revenue Report

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) is reporting state general fund revenue was $657 million above the forecasted amount for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022, beginning July 1. 

The latest MMB information compares actual receipts for July, August and September of 2021 to receipts projected by the February 2021 Budget Forecast. These projections were adjusted to consider laws enacted after that projection for the same period.

The budget forecast is only a projection, and many factors remain unknown. As the recovery evolves, I will continue to prioritize investments in our families, businesses, and schools. We want everyone to thrive as we get through the pandemic challenges.

Minnesota Values Project

Please take a moment to share your thoughts on ways we can make Minnesota a better place to live, work, and play by taking the Minnesota Values Project Survey. Thanks in advance for your part in improving the lives of all Minnesotans!

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REMINDER: October 15 Deadline for Military Service Members to claim their 2017 Tax Credit

The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds the state’s military service members to take advantage of a refundable military tax credit. The 2017 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone expires October 15, 2021, for qualifying service members.

Claim the credit electronically: and enter M99 into the Search box. Complete the online form to apply for the credit.   Claim the credit by mail: Complete the 2017 Form M99, Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone .

Booster and the Flu Shot

Hospitalizations continue to increase as the Delta variant spreads. COVID-19 vaccinations are widely available and the latest guidance from the CDC outlines eligibility for a booster shot if you received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and: 

Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a provider near you. Free vaccines are available at pharmacies, community clinics, from health care providers, and more.

At the same time, influenza will place stress on our medical professionals, and you are strongly encouraged to get your flu shot this year.


Stay connected with the Legislature

I welcome your questions and comments anytime. You can send an email to or can also call my legislative assistant, Joe Lenczewski at 651-296-5486.

Also, please visit and “like” my Facebook page for more Capitol and community updates.

Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the legislature.


Luke Frederick

State Representative




487 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-3248

Committee assignments:
Vice Chair: Behavioral Health Policy Division
Human Services Finance and Policy
Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy
Transportation Finance and Policy

Legislative assistant:
Spencer Crose