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.
Gov. Walz Calls On MN Senate To Pass Summer Learning Package In COVID Recovery Budget: ‘Finish The Job’Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan are calling on the Minnesota Senate to pass a summer learning package in the state’s COVID-19 budget, a plan that they say will help students catch up after pandemic-related disruptions.
COVID In MN: Gov. Tim Walz Hopeful Minnesota State Fair Will Be A 'Pretty Close To Normal Event'Gov. Tim Walz is hopeful that the Minnesota State Fair will be a "pretty close to normal event" if the COVID-19 pandemic continues in its trajectory.
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.
Gov. Walz, POCI Caucus Urge MN Legislators To Pass Police Reform Quickly, Independently From Other BillsThe People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus of the Minnesota Senate, along with Gov. Tim Walz, are urging the Minnesota Legislature to pass “meaningful” police reform before the end of the legislative session.
'The First Step Towards Justice': Officials In Minnesota React To Guilty Verdict In Derek Chauvin TrialLocal and national officials are reacting to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
COVID In MN: Gov. Walz Says 'Roll Up Your Sleeves, MN' Vaccine Campaign Now Focusing On Manufacturing WorkersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that the statewide “Roll Up Your Sleeves, MN” vaccine outreach campaign will be focusing on “critical frontline workforce sectors” in manufacturing.
Walz: ‘I Trust Our Safety Officials’ To Use Tear Gas, Other Crowd Control Tactics Only When NecessaryGov. Tim Walz says law enforcement officers should be “judicious” when using certain crowd-control tactics, like tear gas, on protestors, but that non-lethal means can be necessary to defuse “really dangerous situations.”
Executive Council Extends Gov. Walz's Emergency PowersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended for yet another month as cases continue to proliferate. The council, all Democrats, extended the powers by another 30 days.
Daunte Wright Shooting: Minneapolis, St. Paul Among Metro Cities Voluntarily Extending CurfewMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he will not be mandating an extension of the curfew that was put in place Monday following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
Amid Rise In COVID Cases, Gov. Walz Says No Plans For New RestrictionsAs coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday said he has no plans to reinstate more restrictions on businesses since his recent significant changes, including allowing fans at sports stadiums.
Gov. Walz Announces Switch To U.S. Bank Stadium For Community VaccinationsGov. Tim Walz announced in a press conference Wednesday that individuals who were scheduled to receive COVID-19 vaccines at the TCO Performance Center will now receive them at the U.S. Bank Stadium.
COVID In MN: State Debuts Vaccine Outreach Campaign Aimed At Frontline WorkforceGov. Tim Walz on Tuesday launched an outreach campaign aimed at vaccinating Minnesota workers in frontline industries in the coming weeks.
Walz Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of U.S. Capitol AttackGov. Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota flags at state buildings to fly at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday to honor the victims of Friday's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Ice Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka, About 2 Weeks Earlier Than Average DateThe county says the average ice out date is around April 13. The record for the earliest ice out was March 11 in 1878 -- while the latest was recorded on May 5 in 2018.