Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka Open To 'Up Front' State Resources Chauvin Trial SecurityThe top Republican in the Senate had previously been firm in his opposition to the governor’s $35 million SAFE account, calling it a bailout by Minneapolis.
Gov. Walz Sets Goal Of All Schools Offering In-Person Learning By March 8Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday an update to the state's Safe Learning Plan to allow more high school and middle school students to return to classrooms next week.
Quality Education As A Civil Right: Renewed Push For Page Amendment At The CapitolA proposal to ensure a quality public education as a constitutional right is resurfacing at the Minnesota State Capitol, an effort that supporters say takes on new urgency with the pandemic widening an already vast achievement gap that hurts poorer Minnesota children and students of color. 
Restaurants Adjust To Relaxed COVID Restrictions In MinnesotaRestaurants and indoor entertainment maintain 50% capacity limits but now can have up to 250 people maximum, which is an increase from 150.
As Gov. Walz Signals Coming Guideline Changes, GOP Wants State To Give Up School Reopening AuthorityRepublicans at the Minnesota State Capitol seek to strip Gov. Tim Walz of his executive authority over school openings and activities during the pandemic in their latest proposal to limit his emergency powers.
Following Buffalo Shooting, Capitol Clash Over Mutual Aid Costs ContinuesRepublicans and Democrats continue to clash over who should be on the hook for the added costs for additional law enforcement help in Minneapolis ahead of Derek Chauvin’s trial for George Floyd’s death next month.
Minnesota To Receive Small Bump In COVID Vaccine Doses Next WeekThe vaccine allocation represents a bump of about 5%, Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcom said during a news conference.
COVID Policies: Minn. House GOP Calls For Lifting Business Restrictions By May 1Minnesota House Republicans laid out a roadmap Monday for lifting the state's coronavirus restrictions on businesses with a goal of letting them return to full operations by May 1.
2 Minnesota Nurses Chosen For Free Tickets To Super BowlThe NFL invited 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to be among the more than 20,000 fans in attendance at Sunday’s Super Bowl LV in Tampa.
MPD Chief Arradondo: City Down 200 Officers From Staffing Level Two Years AgoThe Minneapolis police department has about 200 fewer officers than it did two years ago, which poses challenges to properly serve the community, Chief Medaria Arradondo told the city council Thursday.
Senate GOP Pitches Cuts To Minneapolis Funding If City Doesn't Reimburse For Additional Police HelpA proposal from Minnesota Senate Republicans would require Minneapolis to pay back cities for additional police help for the trials of the ex-officers charged with George Floyd’s death—and failure to reimburse those costs would cut into the city’s share of funding from the state.