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“2020 Elections: Protected or Infected?” From the Saint Paul League of Women Voters

ST. PAUL, MN (June 1, 2020) – The League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP), with support from the St. Paul Neighborhood Network, are partnering to present “2020 Elections: Protected or Infected?” a free program on Tuesday, June 30, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

In the interest of public health and safety, this will be a virtual event. The event will be cablecast on LWVSP’s Facebook page, as well as SPNN channel 19. Interested participants can register on the LWVSP website, (www.lwvsp.org). The program will be recorded for future viewing.

As Minnesota finds itself dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the League is working to ensure that all voters have an opportunity to learn how this has affected legislation this session, especially regarding bills addressing voting and elections. The event will feature a discussion between Nick Harper, Civic Engagement Director for the League of Women Voters Minnesota, and Junior Alvados of Minnesota Voice, a coalition of non-profit organizations working toward permanent change in racial, social, and economic justice by increasing civic engagement and voter participation across the state, especially focused in underrepresented communities. Discussion will include: what bills were introduced in the session; how the pandemic impacted the legislative focus; and what changes are ahead for the August primary and the November general elections.

The League of Women Voters of St. Paul (www.lwvsp.org), celebrating 100 years, is dedicated to informed and active participation of citizens in government. LWVSP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates.

Free Farmers Market In A Box Event

June 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Free Farmers Market In A Box Event is open to anyone in the community needing food support.

Every household will receive:

  • 1 box of fruits and vegetables
  • 1 box of mixed dairy items
  • 1 box of meat (chicken & pork)

 

When: Friday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Where: Allianz Field, 400 Snelling Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104

How to Participate:

  • We encourage everyone to drive to this event. Every household will receive 50 pounds of food and this is the safest, delivery model during this COVID-19 time. Households are encouraged to drive together. We will be able to accommodate people who walk up but participants should be prepared to carry away 50 pounds of fresh, perishable food.
  • Please access the event from Snelling Avenue. Follow signs and traffic direction on the day of the event.
  • We will have enough to provide food to 700 households or more.

This program is made possible by the COVID Food Assistance Program.

 

This event is sponsored by:

  • Allianz Life
  • Minnesota United FC
  • Keystone Community Services
  • Second Harvest Heartland

 

If you have any questions about this event please contact us at 651-645-0349.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce stands ready to assist business owners, property owners and renters

The Minnesota Department of Commerce stands ready to assist business owners, property owners and renters in your community that experienced property damage or loss.

Attached please find two documents, one for business owners ( Business insurance claim tips COMMERCE ) and one for residential property owners and renters ( Residential insurance claim tips COMMERCE ) , that contains information on making and filing insurance claims on damaged property. Commerce is committed to providing information for people in your community can access relief as quickly as possible and avoid scammers who may attempt to take advantage of the situation.

The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) helps consumers with questions, concerns, or complaints involving insurance claims. The CSC can help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed insurance decisions.

The CSC can be reached by phone at (651) 539-1600 or by email at consumer.protection@state.mn.us

Links:

http://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/residential-insurance-claim-tips.pdf

http://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/business-insurance-claim-tips.pdf

June 1st Lockdown Changes

June 1st is the day that restaurants and bars can open for business-outside dining only. 6 feet of distance must be maintained and capacity cannot exceed 50 customers. Reservations are required. Masks are required for workers and are strongly recommended for customers. The Department of Safety & Inspections will be working with restaurants and bars regarding utilizing space in a unique way; adjacent greenspace, parking lots. Restaurants and bars will need a re-opening plan so please call 651-266-8989 to get started.

 

Also on June 1st Personal services (salons, tattoos, barbershops): 6 feet of distance must be maintained at 25% capacity. Appointments and masks are required for workers and customers.

Campgrounds and charter boats: Open with guidance.