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Legislative Update: Capital Investment Committee Visits Mankato

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Last week, I hosted the House Capital Investment Committee as they visited several sites in Mankato during their statewide tour of Minnesota. The committee heard proposals from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Mankato’s water resource recovery facility.

We’ve been through an incredibly tough year, but we are getting back on our feet. Investing in our communities is the best way to improve our state and region now and in the future. I thank the committee for visiting Mankato. I will be advocating for these local projects to be included in the 2022 Capital Investment bill.



The Minnesota House of Representatives Capital Investment Committee received a presentation and tour of Mankato’s Water 

Resource Recovery Facility.


Future of Hwy 169 in Mankato and North Mankato

Through today (Wednesday, October 28), the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are still seeking public input on the recommended long-term vision and implementation plan for Hwy 169 in Mankato, North Mankato, and South Bend Township. Visiting the project website: 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

Minnesota Values Project

There’s still time to weigh in 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!

MVP Survey A


Booster Shots Now Available

Those who have received their first and second Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or their single Johnson & Johnson dose, can now receive their COVID-19 booster shots.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, Minnesotans who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can now get a booster at least six months after their initial series if they are:

  • 65 years and older;
  • Age 18 and older and live in long-term care settings;
  • Age 18 and older and have underlying medical conditions; 
  • Age 18 and older and work or live in high-risk settings.

All Minnesotans aged 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are recommended to get a booster shot at least 2 months after their initial vaccine.

Officials also authorized 'mixing and matching' COVID-19 vaccine boosters, meaning anybody who is eligible to get a booster shot can get any of the three currently authorized or approved vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson – regardless of what product they received for their primary series. Minnesotans can direct questions about mixing and matching doses to their healthcare provider.

How Minnesotans can get their free shot:

You can also call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Remember to also get your yearly flu shot, available from your health care provider or local pharmacies. It takes all of us to keep each other safe!


Stay connected with the Legislature

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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