Walz, Legislators Seek Budget Breakthroughs As Minnesota Capitol ReopensGov. Tim Walz told reporters that he’s hoping they can get the work done during a special session that he will call for Monday, which could last several days.
Minnesota State Capitol Will Reopen ThursdayThe Minnesota Department of Administration said the Capitol will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekend hours will "resume at a later date."
Fence Removal Begins At State CapitolThe fence that had surrounded the Minnesota Capitol since the unrest over the death of George Floyd began coming down Tuesday, although officials have yet to set a date for reopening the statehouse to the public.
Fencing To Come Down Around Minnesota State CapitolCrews are scheduled to begin taking down the fencing around the Minnesota State Capitol.
Removal Of Fence Surrounding State Capitol To Begin June 1, Official SaysTeardown of the security fence surrounding the State Capitol will begin June 1, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Administration said.
State Patrol Hasn’t Added More Troopers To Monitor Roads In 16 Years, Top DPS Official SaysMinnesota needs more State Patrol troopers on its highways to curb speeding and fatal crashes, Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told lawmakers Tuesday.
Group Delivers Petition To Return Columbus Statue To State Capitol GroundsThousands of people have signed a petition put forth by a conservative think tank urging for the Christopher Columbus statue that was torn down last year to be restored to the Minnesota State Capitol grounds.
Keeping A Fence Around The State Capitol Costs More Than $200,000Maintaining a fence protecting the state capitol building since protests following George Floyd’s death last summer cost taxpayers more than $200,000, state contracts show.
Black Lives Matter Minnesota Rallies In Support Of George Floyd At State Capitol, Issues 12 DemandsAt the Minnesota State Capitol Friday, activists held a rally in support of George Floyd during the trial of Derek Chauvin.
'It Was Put Here For A Reason': Minn. Senator Unveils Bill To Replace Christopher Columbus StatueThe bill to restore the statue passed out of committee Wednesday and will go to the Senate floor for a vote.
Minnesotans Argue State Not Appropriately Prioritizing Vaccines For Those With Underlying ConditionsThe governor's plan does include vaccinating people with some specific high-risk health condition during the next round.