In Response To Worsening Drought, Walz Requests Emergency Grazing On Conservation LandsGov. Tim Walz has requested emergency aid from federal officials to help Minnesota farmers and ranchers impacted by the worsening drought.
COVID In Minnesota: Community Vaccination Sites To Wind DownGov. Tim Walz on Friday announced that Minnesota will be winding down its mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as 70% of the state's adult population has been vaccinated.
Walz Appointed To Co-Chair Biden's Bipartisan Council Of GovernorsPresident Joe Biden on Thursday will relaunch the council of governors, an advisory board of governors and a number of key Cabinet secretaries and top administration officials focused on strengthening federal and state collaboration on major national security issues.
Laura Bishop, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Head, Steps Down Ahead Of Likely Ouster By State SenateMPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop resigned, Gov. Tim Walz’s office announced Tuesday, after Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, notified him that the Senate is “refusing” to confirm her.
Minnesota GOP Signals They May Fire Some Walz Cabinet MembersRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate signaled Friday that they may fire one or more of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's cabinet commissioners.
Law Enforcement Groups Sue Gov. Walz Over Justified Use Of Deadly Force LawMinnesota's largest law enforcement organizations filed a lawsuit against Gov. Tim Walz and the state on Friday, alleging that the changes made during the 2020 legislative session around the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers are unconstitutional.
Walz Endorses Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey For Re-Election, Melvin Carter For St. PaulGov. Tim Walz on Friday announced the candidates he is endorsing for the mayoral election in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Brooklyn Park.
COVID In Minnesota: 67% Of Minnesotans 16+ Have Received A Vaccine ShotMDH reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths, bringing statewide totals to 605,448 cases and 7,599 deaths since last March.
Gov. Walz Pushes To End COVID Emergency But Keep Certain PowersAs the clock counts down to the midnight special session deadline, the Minnesota Legislature has made a number of last-minute changes, and Gov. Tim Walz has responded with an unexpected plan.
Gov. Walz Directs State Law Enforcement Agencies To Release Body Cam Footage In Deadly Police Encounters Within 5 DaysGov. Tim Walz is directing state law enforcement agencies to develop policies to more quickly release body camera footage from deadly police encounters to families.
Minn. Senate Passes Housing Bill That Focuses On Improving Housing Affordability, Ending Eviction MoratoriumThe Minnesota Senate on Monday unanimously passed a housing bill that focuses on ending Gov. Tim Walz’s eviction moratorium and improving housing affordability.
Gov. Walz Says He Will Give Up Emergency Powers Aug. 1; Republicans Have Plan To Force End SoonerGov. Tim Walz on Friday said he will relinquish pandemic powers by Aug. 1, ending the peacetime emergency that’s been in effect since last March.
Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Deals On Most Parts Of The Budget, But More Policing Changes Still Not SortedSome of the policies not yet resolved that Democrats support are curtailing no-knock warrants, limiting the reasons a police officer can pull a driver over for certain traffic violations and sign-and-release warrants for misdemeanors.
Senate Passes Transportation Bill; Progress Continues On Minnesota BudgetMinnesota lawmakers made more progress toward completing the next state budget Thursday as the Senate gave unanimous final approval to a $7.3 billion transportation bill and sent it to the governor.
Minnesota Senate Passes Higher Education Budget UnanimouslyThe Minnesota state Senate unanimously passed the biennial higher education budget Monday targeting specific student needs.