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Great community spirit

To the Editor:

Thank you to all the local businesses that donated door prizes for the Ladies Monday Night Commercial Bowling League banquet on March 9. We appreciate your community spirit in giving to us some great prizes. Again, thank you.

Sue Langford

and other members

of the banquet committee


Always here to listen

To the Editor:

I will continue working to represent the citizens of District 23A, even as the Minnesota House’s daily operations have been altered amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The House formally will remain in session as the state addresses the pressing public health issue surrounding COVID-19, with meetings and floor sessions taking place on an on-call basis until April 14. Alternate means of working will allow the House to respond to the needs of Minnesotans, while also fully complying with Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, including social distancing, limiting large gatherings, telework and increased cleaning measures necessitated by COVID-19.

Though I may not be at the Capitol for a bit, I am still working for the people of southern Minnesota. As always, residents can and should reach out and share their concerns about any legislative topic as we continue to monitor COVID-19.

MDH hotlines are available to assist Minnesotans, including a public line at (651) 201-3920 and a line for questions specifically related to schools or child care at (651) 297-1304.

Several online resources also are available to help individuals stay up to date:

MDH’s COVID-19 page: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 page: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963

CDC COVID-19 page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

I can be reached at (651) 296-3240 or at rep.bob.gunther@house.mn

State Rep. Bob Gunther,



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