Gov. Tim Walz Will Announce Reopening Plan ThursdayGov. Tim Walz says he will announce a reopening plan for the state on Thursday.
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.
Officials Encourage Teens To Get COVID Vaccine, With Eyes On 'Putting This Thing Away For Good'The Minnesota Department of Health says more than 36,000 16- and 17-year-olds have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Gov. Walz: COVID Restrictions Could Be Eased As Soon As This WeekGov. Tim Walz said an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota could come as early as later this week, or early next week.
Gov. Walz Calls On POST Board To 'Transform Policing In Minnesota'Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is calling on the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to create "meaningful and transformational change" to policing in the state.
‘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.
Tensions High In Twin Cities Amid Wright Protests, Upcoming Chauvin Trial VerdictTensions are high around the Twin Cities Sunday night, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is calling for calm as jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial are expected to be handed the case Monday.
Gov. Walz Says Additional Law Enforcement On Twin Cities Streets Is About ResponsibilityAs the state braces for more unrest in Brooklyn Center with protests and the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, the state of Minnesota has taken the step of turning to other states asking for help.
7 P.M. Curfews Go Into Effect For 2.5M In Twin Cities Metro Area After Daunte Wright Shooting DeathGov. Tim Walz is calling for a curfew Monday evening following Sunday's officer-involved fatal shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.
House DFL Proposes Fifth Tier Income Tax For High Earners, Some Relief For PPP Loans And Jobless BenefitsThe Minnesota House DFL’s budget includes new income tax bracket for top earners in the state, and some tax relief for small businesses that got Paycheck Protection loans and Minnesotans who received jobless benefits.