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Proudly serving the city of Saint Paul, the Republicans of Minnesota House District 66B want to help you live a better life.

It’s Back! St Paul Summer Nights 2022 Schedule from June 16 to August 18th

The founder of Safe Summer Nights, Tom Campion (white shirt) can be found at the St Paul events.
Safe Summer Night Crew

2022 Safe Summer Nights Schedule

Listing the date, the location, and the Legislative House District of each Safe Summer Night.  Each Safe Summer Night runs from 5 pm to 7 pm on the date listed below.

June 16: McDonough Rec Center 1544 Timberlake Rd Map, HD 66B

June 30:  Battle Creek Rec Center 75 S. Winthrop St  Map, HD 67B

July 14:   Midway Peace Park 416 N. Griggs St  Map, HD 66A

July 21:  Conway Rec Center 2090 Conway St  Map, HD 67 B

Aug 11:   Langford Park Rec Center 30 Langford Park  Map, HD 66A

Aug 18:   Palace Rec Center 781 Palace Ave  Map, HD 65B


2022 Safe Summer Nights Flyer Schedule


Tom Campion started St Paul Summer Nights as he saw that it was important to have citizens who have a good relationship to the First Responders (Police & Fire Departments) in their city.

At a Safe Summer Night expect:

The SPPD and other First Responders have kid activities (climbing wall, bounce house, face painting) demonstrations by the Mounted Patrol, and sometimes the K-9 Unit, and what to do if there is a kitchen fire.  They will bring out the Bearcat “SWAT” vehicle.

There are free burgers, hot dogs, chips, healthy snacks, and beverages.

 


For more information please go to the St Paul Police Department’s Community Engagement Division website.

Pothole Reporting in St Paul & Minneapolis Metro Area and on MN Highways

Potholes are a nuisance in the Twin Cities Metro Area

Potholes are everywhere in Minnesota where there is an asphalt surface.  They can form at any time of the year, but usually after Winter in the Springtime when a general thaw is in process.

We citizens complain about them, but if you don’t notify the proper city, county or state officials about a pothole you’re just as much the problem as the pothole is.  We admit from the numerous potholes out there the Public Works crews in St Paul and other parts of the state can’t know where all the potholes are at all times.  That is why your help is so vitally needed.

While we would love concrete roadways on priority streets everywhere in the State of Minnesota, concrete roads have issues too, just not always in the area of a pothole. They have cases where a slab of concrete will buckle upwards and ruin someone’s day.

Usually the pothole crews can fill in the potholes within a week after reporting them.  Remember to fill out the proper form at the links provided, however if you are reporting St Paul potholes you need to say the closest address the depth of the pothole and photos help when you send an email to the address provided below.

Here are some resources below to do that in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and along MN State Highways and Interstate freeways.


Potholes Reporting

Make a note of where exactly the pothole is (street address, highway & nearest mile marker), what the shape of it is, how deep it is.  If you can you can send a photo of it (if the web form allows you to send a photo).

  • MNDOT (Minnesota Department Of Transportation)

www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/maintenance/potholes.html


  • St Paul Public Works

Phone:  651-266-9700

Email:  Potholes@ci.stpaul.mn.us


  • Ramsey County

www.ramseycounty.us/residents/roads-transit/report-problem


  • Minneapolis

www.minneapolismn.gov/report-an-issue/pothole


  • Hennepin County

www.hennepin.us/residents/transportation/report-a-roadway-problem


How Does a Pothole Form?


Pothole reporting is something you can do when you go on walks around your neighborhood, or after you just hit a memorable pothole. If you do report it after you just drove over one, please pull to the side of the road then fill out the form, please do not drive and text.

2022 CD4 Republican Convention April 23 9am Registration, 10am to 4pm

What:  Minnesota Fourth Congressional District Republican Convention (CD4 GOP)

When:  Saturday April 23rd, 9:00 am Registration, 10:00 AM Gavel Start, 12:00-12:30 pm Lunch, 4:00 pm Adjourn

Where:  Advent Lutheran Church, 3000 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113 Map

Cost: Pre-registration $25 + $5.00 for Lunch, At the door cost $35 with no ability to request a lunch.  Pre-registration ends Wednesday April 20th at 11:59 pm.

Misc:  As of this posting the SPRCC Convention will be after the CD4 Convention, though if you are a St Paul BPOU delegate or alternate contact Chair Hann (chair@mngop.com) to complain about the time and location of the SPRCC convention.

See CD4-mngop.com for more details


There are 4 levels of organizational meetings in the Republican Party of Minnesota.  The first 2 levels are at the BPOU, or as some call it the Local Party Unit (our chair likes to call it a Neighborhood Party Unit) level which are the Precinct Caucuses, and BPOU Convention.

Neighborhood Party Unit

  1. Precinct Caucuses (February 1st)
  2. BPOU Convention (March 19th)

Congressional District

3. Fourth Congressional District Convention (April 23)

State Party Convention

4. Republic Party of Minnesota State Convention (May 13-14)

While some say you need extensive training, there is no experience necessary to be engaged at every level, though these conventions especially at the 3rd and 4th level are thick with political hobbyists, meaning people who always get elected to convention largely to hobnob and network with people.  If you don’t get elected at any level as a delegate/alternate you can still attend as a guest.

What to expect at the MN 4th Congressional District Convention

  • State & Federal Legislators, and Candidate Speeches
  • Networking with elected leaders, candidates, affiliate groups, non-profit organizations, delegates/alternates from other areas in CD4.
  • Platform Resolutions Debate (at some point it has to happen), there will be some consolidation of resolutions from all the Bpous.
  • Reports from various Convention Committees: Rules, Nominations, Credentials, Constitution, Resolutions, as well as the CD4 Treasurer’s report.
  • Expect a long day beginning in the morning at 9 am when registration starts and ending in the afternoon at the latest 4 pm. Though if you are thinking of being part of the St Paul Republican City Committee you’ll have to stay even later to attend that convention (seems wrong that people of St Paul can’t decide on their own when to have their convention or where).
  • Endorsement of a Fourth Congressional District Candidate. So far Mikki Murray, May Lor Xiong, and Jerry Silver are running for the endorsement (click on their names to visit their website).
  • Election of Fourth Congressional District Officers Chair, Deputy Chair, Vice Chairs, and Secretary for a 1 year term which ends in 2023. In the odd years these Executive Committee Officers are elected to 2 year terms.  You don’t need to be a delegate or alternate to the Convention to be elected, however if you’re not a delegate or seated alternate you will not be able to vote for your candidacy (if you are a delegate or alternate you don’t  have this problem).

 

Be a Block Captain in Your Precinct

At the 2022 BPOU Convention in March 19, 2022, please consider being a Block Captain in your precinct. The lowest level of an organized political unit is at the block level. In order for a Local Party Unit (bpou) to operate well it needs functional precinct activity. To have functional precinct activity you need Block Captains.

Duties of a Block Captain

Here are some duties a Block Captain can do.

  • Know who lives on your block in terms of political leanings, hobbies, if they have children, do they request political yard signs, other affiliations
  • Help the Precinct Officers put together precinct activities
  • Help put up yard signs
  • Help with Neighbor-to-Neighbor activities
  • Put together a Block Club
  • Learn about local issues affecting the neighborhood and or precinct
  • Organize a neighborhood watch group
  • Do neighbor activities to help out neighbors (cut grass, shovel sidewalks, do gardening)
  • Do civic duties such as clean the fire hydrants and bus stop locations free of snow
  • Pick up trash in your block
  • Report potholes to St Paul Public Works
Block Captains can clean off snow from bus stops, shovel sidewalks for neighbors who can’t. Essentially live your beliefs, be a good neighbor, be a good citizen, and be the friendly face of the HD 66B Republicans.

You can do some of those activities by enlisting others to help you. If you’re doing them all that would be above and beyond fantastic. If you do some of them that would be enough. The idea is you don’t need to be elected to do this, unless there are more than one person on your block, if so share the responsibilities.

You don’t have to wait until the BPOU Convention, or a specific date to become a Block Captain/Leader. Just contact mnhd66brepublicans@gmail.com with the subject line “Block Captain” in order to be a Block Captain of your block or Apartment Complex, or to ask questions about it. We’ll honor Block Captains by mentioning them at the Convention.

Thank you ahead of time for enlisting to help on the block level.

Tom Polachek

HD 66B Republicans Chair