As Walz Weighs Easing More Restrictions, Vaccination Rates Vary Across Minnesota CountiesGov. Tim Walz said this week he will announce loosening more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations continue to rise, but some counties are significantly outpacing others in getting as many eligible people in their community vaccinated as possible, even with more vaccine widely available.
Minnesota Launches Pandemic Rental Assistance Program, Unclear When Payments Will Be ReceivedIf you're behind on rent, Minnesota has hundreds of millions of dollars waiting to help you pay those bills.
Walz, DFL Lawmakers Make Policing Changes Top Issue In Final Days Of Legislative SessionGov. Tim Walz and Democrats are doubling down on their calls for more police policy changes as the session clock runs out next month. But Republicans in the Senate—whose support they need for that to happen—make a final deal far from certain.
Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana In Minnesota Nearing A Floor Vote In HouseA bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults is nearing a full House floor vote -- the farthest a proposal like this has ever advanced in the legislature.
Walz Signs Bill Providing $7.8M To Cover Chauvin Trial Security CostsBoth chambers of the Minnesota legislature on Tuesday approved $7.8 million in emergency funding to cover the costs for extra law enforcement during Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in Minneapolis.
After Mask Mandate Lifts For Outdoor Sports, Some Minnesota Parents, Students, Coaches Want More Clarity On GuidanceThe MDH guidance still “strongly” recommends wearing masks while actively playing, though it’s no longer a requirement. State officials encourage weekly testing at schools and of student athletes.
Signs Supply Is Closer To Exceeding Demand For COVID Vaccines In MinnesotaIn the three weeks since the state expanded eligibility to anyone 16 or older, more 54% of Minnesota adults have at least one shot of the vaccine, according to state data.
Walter Mondale's Small Minnesota Hometown Remembers His LegacyWalter Mondale, who died Monday at the age of 93, is a political legend in Minnesota, as he served as the state’s attorney general, U.S. senator and vice president of the United States to President Jimmy Carter. But to the tiny town of Elmore touching the Iowa border, Mondale is one of their own.
After Daunte Wright's Killing, A Push To Change How Officers Handle Traffic StopsResearch and data show that Black people are disproportionately more likely to get pulled over by a police officer.
MN House To Debate Changes To Police Policies, DFL Lawmakers Push For More AccountabilityWednesday night, the Minnesota House is expected to discuss a large budget bill that would also make changes to police policies.
‘This Is The Floor, Not The Ceiling': Walz Puts Pressure On Legislature To Pass More Police Reform Following Chauvin Verdict In the hours following a guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, Gov. Tim Walz said he will “burn his political capital” on pressing the Minnesota Legislature to take further action on police accountability measures in the final weeks of session.