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.
'We Are In The Final Phases': Walz's Peacetime Emergency Powers Extended Another 30 DaysAs COVID-19 case rates wane in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz's peacetime emergency powers have been extended for yet another moth.
Pop-Up COVID Vaccine Site To Open At MSP AirportThe site will be at Terminal 1 and travelers can walk in or make an appointment to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
As COVID Restrictions Lift, First Avenue Readies For Live Shows AgainMinnesota's COVID-19 restrictions are gone just in time for the holiday weekend. Sports arenas, concert halls, restaurants and bars can now operate at full capacity.
Walz Unveils Vaccine Incentive Program, Including Free Fishing Licenses, State Fair Tickets, Parks Pass The state is offering incentives to the 100,000 Minnesotans who get vaccinated between Memorial Day Weekend and the end of June.
Walz To Announce New Vaccine Incentives ThursdayGov. Tim Walz will announce new incentives on Thursday to encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Gov. Walz Signs ‘Landmark’ Energy Legislation That Updates, Expands State’s Conservation Improvement ProgramMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he has signed bipartisan energy legislation, called the Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2021 (ECO Act), into law.
Walz Announces $75M Of Federal COVID Relief Money To Go To Summer School ProgramsGov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced $75 million of federal COVID-19 relief money will go to summer school programs with the goal to help Minnesotans catch up after a year filled with different learning models.
COVID In Minnesota: Walz Signs Executive Order, Ends Statewide Mask MandateGov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Friday afternoon to lift the mask mandate following updated guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which said fully vaccinated people can forgo their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.
Gov. Walz Highlights Minnesota's Vaccination Efforts On Bipartisan RoundtableGov. Tim Walz joined a virtual roundtable with President Joe Biden Tuesday.
COVID Restrictions: Walz To End Capacity Restrictions By May 28, Mask Mandate By July 1Gov. Tim Walz will be announcing Thursday that the state will end remaining restrictions on outdoor limits and indoor activities by May 28. It’s part of his timeline to end all COVID-19 restrictions, which also includes lifting the mask mandate by July 1 or sooner.
Gov. Walz Says Politicization Around Masks ‘One Of The Worst Things That’s Happened To This Country’ And 'It Cost Lives'During a press conference outlining his plan to end most COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Tim Walz spoke out about the politicization around masks and said “it cost lives.”
'Not Good Enough And Not Soon Enough': MN GOP Responds To Walz's Timeline To End COVID RestrictionsMinnesota Republicans are arguing that the dial-back is too slow for businesses to return to normal, and are pushing for Walz to end his emergency powers.
COVID In MN: Gov. Walz To Announce On Thursday His Timeline To End All RestrictionsMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday will be announcing a timeline to end all COVID-19 restrictions -- and further ramping up of vaccination efforts.