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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

The 33 deaths reported Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health are the highest single-day total for Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

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'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey Calls On Federal Assistance For Mpls. Businesses, Residents

'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey Calls On Federal Assistance For Mpls. Businesses, Residents

When asked how he sees his role as a city leader during this pandemic, he said he’s looking at Gov. Tim Walz’s leadership to guide his own.

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Walz signs bill aiding Minnesota farmers facing foreclosure

Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take pa [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next for small businesses with stay-at-home order expiring?

Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next for small businesses with stay-at-home order expiring?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday night that he will let his stay-at-home order expire over the weekend, meaning some small businesses across the [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Walz Expected To Extend Emergency Order, To Update At 6 P.M.

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Walz Expected To Extend Emergency Order, To Update At 6 P.M.

Both Republican and DFL Party legislative leadership say they expect the peacetime emergency order to be extended Wednesday.... Walz is expected to make an ann [...]

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Some small businesses let Walz know if he extends stay-at-home order, they will defy it

Some small businesses let Walz know if he extends stay-at-home order, they will defy it

There are some businesses that say the stay-at-home order has forced an ultimatum: shut down for good or possibly defy state orders and open back up.

Read full article: Some small businesses let Walz know if h...→
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Churches, businesses sue Walz over coronavirus-related executive orders | MinnPost

Plus: conditions at central Minnesota meatpacking plant amid COVID-19 outbreak spur calls for investigation; 3M plans to triple production of N95 masks after w [...]

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Walz expands coronavirus testing for nursing homes. That’s part of a 5-point plan for long-term care centers.

Walz expands coronavirus testing for nursing homes. That’s part of a 5-point plan for long-term care centers.

More testing, more PPE, more staff. Those are among the highlights of a five-point plan Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to lay out Thursday in an attempt [...]

Read full article: Walz expands coronavirus testing for nur...→
Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus Fight

Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus Fight

Wednesday marks the 40th day of Minnesota's stay-at-home order. That action by Gov. Tim Walz is just one of many issues ending up in Pat Kessler's inbox, inclu [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p | MinnPost

The Minnesota Department of Health also reported another 617 confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 7,851 in the state.

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Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from intercepting coronavirus relief funds

Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from intercepting coronavirus relief funds

Debt collectors are prohibited from intercepting COVID-19 relief payments bound for Minnesota residents under a new order Monday from Gov. Tim Walz. The execut [...]

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Catholic, some Lutheran churches to defy Minnesota ban on large religious gatherings | MinnPost

Plus: restaurant operators blindsided by Walz's outdoor-only dining announcement; state employees to get promised raise; Minnesota State system still planning [...]

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Watch: Tim Walz sets June 1 date for MN outdoor dining, hair salons

Watch: Tim Walz sets June 1 date for MN outdoor dining, hair salons

Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that bars and restaurants may reopen June 1 for outdoor dining, with salons and barbershops also allowed to resume at 25 percent c [...]

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Walz signs bill stopping farm foreclosures through November | MinnPost

Plus: man charged in southern Minnesota drone downing; Stauber on reopening the economy; warning issued over algal bloom in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis; and more [...]

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Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reopening

Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reopening

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services will reopen offices on Tuesday after Gov. Tim Walz announced earlier this week that the [...]

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Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 14, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday evening that he’s extending the peacetime state of emergency for another 30 days, allowing him [...]

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Gov. Walz: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

Gov. Walz: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

Minnesota’s stay-at-home order will expire at the end of the day Sunday and more businesses will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. Walz [...]

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MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz continues to talk regularly with the governors of other Midwestern states about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven stat [...]

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Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergency powers | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulte [...]

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Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesday. Will he renew as GOP threatens to block public works projects?

Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesday. Will he renew as GOP threatens to block public works projects?

The emergency powers that Gov. Tim Walz has used over the past two months to combat the coronavirus pandemic are scheduled to expire Wednesday unless he extend [...]

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Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Scale Auditorium-Style Graduation Ceremonies Not Permitted

Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Scale Auditorium-Style Graduation Ceremonies Not Permitted

Gov. Tim Walz and state officials have offered guidance on how to handle graduation this year, and traditional auditorium or football field-style ceremonies ar [...]

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Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesota Clears Legislature

Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesota Clears Legislature

The state Senate approved the bill Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign it.

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And Doctors Hail Gov. Tim Walz's Decision To Reopen Elective Surgeries

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And Doctors Hail Gov. Tim Walz's Decision To Reopen Elective Surgeries

So far more than 500 tests have been administered by Twin Cities Orthopedics and they have had no staff or patient test positive for COVID-19.

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Elective Surgeries Starting Next Week

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Elective Surgeries Starting Next Week

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order Tuesday that he says will provide a “roadmap” for safely restarting elective surgeries in the state.

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Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Minnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-1 [...]

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Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure To Reopen Businesses

Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure To Reopen Businesses

Republicans kept up the pressure Monday on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz to move faster toward allowing more businesses to reopen, saying many of them already have [...]

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Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they will resume services next week, defying Walz orders

Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they will resume services next week, defying Walz orders

Despite Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement Wednesday that continuing to prohibit religious gatherings of more than 10 people in Minnesota, leader of Catholic and som [...]

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Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for reopening bars, restaurants, salons

Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for reopening bars, restaurants, salons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has recorded 29 more COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest one-day death toll of the pandemic, the state health department reported [...]

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MN Senate plans final day of session outdoors — with all 67 members. (It’s immune from Walz’s gathering size limit.)

MN Senate plans final day of session outdoors — with all 67 members. (It’s immune from Walz’s gathering size limit.)

Buoyed by the hope of pleasant weather, the Minnesota Senate on Sunday made plans to hold its final day of session outdoors Monday, on the South Lawn of the Ca [...]

Read full article: MN Senate plans final day of session out...→
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Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state Supreme Court, filling vacancy left by Justice Lillehaug’s retirement

Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state Supreme Court, filling vacancy left by Justice Lillehaug’s retirement

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday appointed Judge Gordon Moore to serve as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Moore — currently a judge in the state’s Fif [...]

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Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sending anti-smoking bill to Walz

Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sending anti-smoking bill to Walz

A bill raising the age to purchase tobacco products, including vaping and e-cigarette products popular with young people, is on its way to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk [...]

Read full article: Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sendi...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To Phase Out Stay-At-Home Order; Open Retail Businesses May 18

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To Phase Out Stay-At-Home Order; Open Retail Businesses May 18

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced he will be extending the state’s peacetime emergency into mid-June. However, the state’s stay-at-home or [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announce latest on stay-at-home order | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announce latest on stay-at-home order | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz plans to give a 6 p.m. speech from the governor’s mansion Wednesday to detail whether he will extend or relax his stay-home order that is set to [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announ...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Extension On Emergency Order

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Extension On Emergency Order

The state’s peacetime emergency was set to expire on May 13. The peacetime emergency gives the governor power to issue executive orders.

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Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To COVID-19

Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Minnesota, the office of Gov. Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan are continuing their efforts to monitor and prev [...]

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Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends.

Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends.

The types of health care available with Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to resume “elective” surgeries and procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic will vary b [...]

Read full article: Is your surgery now possible under Gov. ...→
Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, Workers

Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, Workers

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced a “battle plan” to protect those living and working in long-term care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces...→
Letters: There must be limits to the discretionary authority of the governor

Letters: There must be limits to the discretionary authority of the governor

Formulate the guidelines for recovery Like most Minnesotans, I feel that Gov. Walz  has been working hard to balance the Scylla and Charybdis of plague and eco [...]

Read full article: Letters: There must be limits to the dis...→
Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus

Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Tuesday allowing health care providers to restart elective surgeries and procedures next week, if they have a plan for [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allo...→

Republicans push Walz to allow more Minnesota businesses to reopen | MinnPost

Plus: hospitality officials say Minnesota restaurant, resort and lodging industries facing a flood of business failures; Voyageurs National Park, BWCA open for [...]

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Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to work for around 30,000 Minnesotans today. On Monday, Gov. Walz gave the green light for retail stores to reopen for curbside [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Ge...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 571 News COVID-19 Cases Reported As Daily Testing Fails To Reach Benchmark

Coronavirus In Minnesota: 571 News COVID-19 Cases Reported As Daily Testing Fails To Reach Benchmark

Minnesota reported Monday that 3,239 COVID-19 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, failing to meet the 5,000 tests a day benchmark laid out by Gov. Tim W [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

The 33 deaths reported Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health are the highest single-day total for Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Tr...→
Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they will resume services next week, defying Walz orders

Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they will resume services next week, defying Walz orders

Despite Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement Wednesday that continuing to prohibit religious gatherings of more than 10 people in Minnesota, leader of Catholic and som [...]

Read full article: Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they ...→
Watch: Tim Walz sets June 1 date for MN outdoor dining, hair salons

Watch: Tim Walz sets June 1 date for MN outdoor dining, hair salons

Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that bars and restaurants may reopen June 1 for outdoor dining, with salons and barbershops also allowed to resume at 25 percent c [...]

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Walz signs bill aiding Minnesota farmers facing foreclosure

Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take pa [...]

Read full article: Walz signs bill aiding Minnesota farmers...→
MN Senate plans final day of session outdoors — with all 67 members. (It’s immune from Walz’s gathering size limit.)

MN Senate plans final day of session outdoors — with all 67 members. (It’s immune from Walz’s gathering size limit.)

Buoyed by the hope of pleasant weather, the Minnesota Senate on Sunday made plans to hold its final day of session outdoors Monday, on the South Lawn of the Ca [...]

Read full article: MN Senate plans final day of session out...→
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Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reopening

Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reopening

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services will reopen offices on Tuesday after Gov. Tim Walz announced earlier this week that the [...]

Read full article: Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reo...→
Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sending anti-smoking bill to Walz

Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sending anti-smoking bill to Walz

A bill raising the age to purchase tobacco products, including vaping and e-cigarette products popular with young people, is on its way to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk [...]

Read full article: Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sendi...→
Gov. Walz: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

Gov. Walz: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

Minnesota’s stay-at-home order will expire at the end of the day Sunday and more businesses will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. Walz [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announce latest on stay-at-home order | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announce latest on stay-at-home order | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz plans to give a 6 p.m. speech from the governor’s mansion Wednesday to detail whether he will extend or relax his stay-home order that is set to [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announ...→

Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergency powers | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulte [...]

Read full article: Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergenc...→
Some small businesses let Walz know if he extends stay-at-home order, they will defy it

Some small businesses let Walz know if he extends stay-at-home order, they will defy it

There are some businesses that say the stay-at-home order has forced an ultimatum: shut down for good or possibly defy state orders and open back up.

Read full article: Some small businesses let Walz know if h...→
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Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To COVID-19

Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Minnesota, the office of Gov. Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan are continuing their efforts to monitor and prev [...]

Read full article: Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan ...→
Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Scale Auditorium-Style Graduation Ceremonies Not Permitted

Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Scale Auditorium-Style Graduation Ceremonies Not Permitted

Gov. Tim Walz and state officials have offered guidance on how to handle graduation this year, and traditional auditorium or football field-style ceremonies ar [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Sca...→

Churches, businesses sue Walz over coronavirus-related executive orders | MinnPost

Plus: conditions at central Minnesota meatpacking plant amid COVID-19 outbreak spur calls for investigation; 3M plans to triple production of N95 masks after w [...]

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Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, Workers

Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, Workers

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced a “battle plan” to protect those living and working in long-term care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces...→
Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesota Clears Legislature

Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesota Clears Legislature

The state Senate approved the bill Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign it.

Read full article: Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesot...→
Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus Fight

Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus Fight

Wednesday marks the 40th day of Minnesota's stay-at-home order. That action by Gov. Tim Walz is just one of many issues ending up in Pat Kessler's inbox, inclu [...]

Read full article: Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Mi...→
Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus

Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Tuesday allowing health care providers to restart elective surgeries and procedures next week, if they have a plan for [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allo...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Elective Surgeries Starting Next Week

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Elective Surgeries Starting Next Week

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order Tuesday that he says will provide a “roadmap” for safely restarting elective surgeries in the state.

Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Sign...→
Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to work for around 30,000 Minnesotans today. On Monday, Gov. Walz gave the green light for retail stores to reopen for curbside [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Ge...→
Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure To Reopen Businesses

Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure To Reopen Businesses

Republicans kept up the pressure Monday on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz to move faster toward allowing more businesses to reopen, saying many of them already have [...]

Read full article: Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure T...→

Catholic, some Lutheran churches to defy Minnesota ban on large religious gatherings | MinnPost

Plus: restaurant operators blindsided by Walz's outdoor-only dining announcement; state employees to get promised raise; Minnesota State system still planning [...]

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'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey Calls On Federal Assistance For Mpls. Businesses, Residents

'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey Calls On Federal Assistance For Mpls. Businesses, Residents

When asked how he sees his role as a city leader during this pandemic, he said he’s looking at Gov. Tim Walz’s leadership to guide his own.

Read full article: 'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey ...→
Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for reopening bars, restaurants, salons

Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for reopening bars, restaurants, salons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has recorded 29 more COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest one-day death toll of the pandemic, the state health department reported [...]

Read full article: Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for re...→

Walz signs bill stopping farm foreclosures through November | MinnPost

Plus: man charged in southern Minnesota drone downing; Stauber on reopening the economy; warning issued over algal bloom in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis; and more [...]

Read full article: Walz signs bill stopping farm foreclosur...→
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Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state Supreme Court, filling vacancy left by Justice Lillehaug’s retirement

Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state Supreme Court, filling vacancy left by Justice Lillehaug’s retirement

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday appointed Judge Gordon Moore to serve as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Moore — currently a judge in the state’s Fif [...]

Read full article: Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state S...→
Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 14, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday evening that he’s extending the peacetime state of emergency for another 30 days, allowing him [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Hea...→
Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next for small businesses with stay-at-home order expiring?

Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next for small businesses with stay-at-home order expiring?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday night that he will let his stay-at-home order expire over the weekend, meaning some small businesses across the [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next fo...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To Phase Out Stay-At-Home Order; Open Retail Businesses May 18

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To Phase Out Stay-At-Home Order; Open Retail Businesses May 18

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced he will be extending the state’s peacetime emergency into mid-June. However, the state’s stay-at-home or [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To P...→
MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz continues to talk regularly with the governors of other Midwestern states about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven stat [...]

Read full article: MN joined coalition of Midwestern states...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Walz Expected To Extend Emergency Order, To Update At 6 P.M.

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Walz Expected To Extend Emergency Order, To Update At 6 P.M.

Both Republican and DFL Party legislative leadership say they expect the peacetime emergency order to be extended Wednesday.... Walz is expected to make an ann [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Extension On Emergency Order

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Extension On Emergency Order

The state’s peacetime emergency was set to expire on May 13. The peacetime emergency gives the governor power to issue executive orders.

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Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesday. Will he renew as GOP threatens to block public works projects?

Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesday. Will he renew as GOP threatens to block public works projects?

The emergency powers that Gov. Tim Walz has used over the past two months to combat the coronavirus pandemic are scheduled to expire Wednesday unless he extend [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesd...→
Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends.

Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends.

The types of health care available with Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to resume “elective” surgeries and procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic will vary b [...]

Read full article: Is your surgery now possible under Gov. ...→
Walz expands coronavirus testing for nursing homes. That’s part of a 5-point plan for long-term care centers.

Walz expands coronavirus testing for nursing homes. That’s part of a 5-point plan for long-term care centers.

More testing, more PPE, more staff. Those are among the highlights of a five-point plan Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to lay out Thursday in an attempt [...]

Read full article: Walz expands coronavirus testing for nur...→
Letters: There must be limits to the discretionary authority of the governor

Letters: There must be limits to the discretionary authority of the governor

Formulate the guidelines for recovery Like most Minnesotans, I feel that Gov. Walz  has been working hard to balance the Scylla and Charybdis of plague and eco [...]

Read full article: Letters: There must be limits to the dis...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And Doctors Hail Gov. Tim Walz's Decision To Reopen Elective Surgeries

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And Doctors Hail Gov. Tim Walz's Decision To Reopen Elective Surgeries

So far more than 500 tests have been administered by Twin Cities Orthopedics and they have had no staff or patient test positive for COVID-19.

Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And D...→
Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p | MinnPost

The Minnesota Department of Health also reported another 617 confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 7,851 in the state.

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Republicans push Walz to allow more Minnesota businesses to reopen | MinnPost

Plus: hospitality officials say Minnesota restaurant, resort and lodging industries facing a flood of business failures; Voyageurs National Park, BWCA open for [...]

Read full article: Republicans push Walz to allow more Minn...→
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Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Minnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-1 [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won...→
Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from intercepting coronavirus relief funds

Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from intercepting coronavirus relief funds

Debt collectors are prohibited from intercepting COVID-19 relief payments bound for Minnesota residents under a new order Monday from Gov. Tim Walz. The execut [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from inte...→
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 571 News COVID-19 Cases Reported As Daily Testing Fails To Reach Benchmark

Coronavirus In Minnesota: 571 News COVID-19 Cases Reported As Daily Testing Fails To Reach Benchmark

Minnesota reported Monday that 3,239 COVID-19 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, failing to meet the 5,000 tests a day benchmark laid out by Gov. Tim W [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz mum on Trump's call to reopen churches | MinnPost

The 33 deaths reported Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health are the highest single-day total for Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

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Catholic, some Lutheran churches to defy Minnesota ban on large religious gatherings | MinnPost

Plus: restaurant operators blindsided by Walz's outdoor-only dining announcement; state employees to get promised raise; Minnesota State system still planning [...]

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Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they will resume services next week, defying Walz orders

Catholics and Lutheran leaders say they will resume services next week, defying Walz orders

Despite Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement Wednesday that continuing to prohibit religious gatherings of more than 10 people in Minnesota, leader of Catholic and som [...]

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'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey Calls On Federal Assistance For Mpls. Businesses, Residents

'We Are Going To Need Help': Mayor Frey Calls On Federal Assistance For Mpls. Businesses, Residents

When asked how he sees his role as a city leader during this pandemic, he said he’s looking at Gov. Tim Walz’s leadership to guide his own.

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Watch: Tim Walz sets June 1 date for MN outdoor dining, hair salons

Watch: Tim Walz sets June 1 date for MN outdoor dining, hair salons

Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that bars and restaurants may reopen June 1 for outdoor dining, with salons and barbershops also allowed to resume at 25 percent c [...]

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Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for reopening bars, restaurants, salons

Watch: Tim Walz to speak on plans for reopening bars, restaurants, salons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has recorded 29 more COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest one-day death toll of the pandemic, the state health department reported [...]

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Walz signs bill aiding Minnesota farmers facing foreclosure

Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take pa [...]

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Walz signs bill stopping farm foreclosures through November | MinnPost

Plus: man charged in southern Minnesota drone downing; Stauber on reopening the economy; warning issued over algal bloom in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis; and more [...]

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MN Senate plans final day of session outdoors — with all 67 members. (It’s immune from Walz’s gathering size limit.)

MN Senate plans final day of session outdoors — with all 67 members. (It’s immune from Walz’s gathering size limit.)

Buoyed by the hope of pleasant weather, the Minnesota Senate on Sunday made plans to hold its final day of session outdoors Monday, on the South Lawn of the Ca [...]

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Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reopening

Minnesota DMV offices, exam stations reopening

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services will reopen offices on Tuesday after Gov. Tim Walz announced earlier this week that the [...]

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Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state Supreme Court, filling vacancy left by Justice Lillehaug’s retirement

Walz names Judge Gordon Moore to state Supreme Court, filling vacancy left by Justice Lillehaug’s retirement

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday appointed Judge Gordon Moore to serve as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Moore — currently a judge in the state’s Fif [...]

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Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: Latest COVID-19 Headlines From May 14, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday evening that he’s extending the peacetime state of emergency for another 30 days, allowing him [...]

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Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sending anti-smoking bill to Walz

Minnesota Senate OKs ‘Tobacco 21,’ sending anti-smoking bill to Walz

A bill raising the age to purchase tobacco products, including vaping and e-cigarette products popular with young people, is on its way to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next for small businesses with stay-at-home order expiring?

Coronavirus in Minnesota: What’s next for small businesses with stay-at-home order expiring?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday night that he will let his stay-at-home order expire over the weekend, meaning some small businesses across the [...]

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Gov. Walz: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

Gov. Walz: MN’s stay-at-home order will expire late Sunday, more businesses can reopen

Minnesota’s stay-at-home order will expire at the end of the day Sunday and more businesses will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. Walz [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To Phase Out Stay-At-Home Order; Open Retail Businesses May 18

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz To Phase Out Stay-At-Home Order; Open Retail Businesses May 18

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced he will be extending the state’s peacetime emergency into mid-June. However, the state’s stay-at-home or [...]

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MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

MN joined coalition of Midwestern states responding to coronavirus a month ago. How do we stack up now?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz continues to talk regularly with the governors of other Midwestern states about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven stat [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announce latest on stay-at-home order | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to announce latest on stay-at-home order | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz plans to give a 6 p.m. speech from the governor’s mansion Wednesday to detail whether he will extend or relax his stay-home order that is set to [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Walz Expected To Extend Emergency Order, To Update At 6 P.M.

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Walz Expected To Extend Emergency Order, To Update At 6 P.M.

Both Republican and DFL Party legislative leadership say they expect the peacetime emergency order to be extended Wednesday.... Walz is expected to make an ann [...]

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Lawmakers expect Walz to extend emergency powers | MinnPost

Plus: Republican Tom Tiffany easily wins special congressional election in Wisconsin; Sven Sundgaard taking his forecasting to YouTube; KSTP-TV anchor assaulte [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Extension On Emergency Order

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Extension On Emergency Order

The state’s peacetime emergency was set to expire on May 13. The peacetime emergency gives the governor power to issue executive orders.

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Some small businesses let Walz know if he extends stay-at-home order, they will defy it

Some small businesses let Walz know if he extends stay-at-home order, they will defy it

There are some businesses that say the stay-at-home order has forced an ultimatum: shut down for good or possibly defy state orders and open back up.

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Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesday. Will he renew as GOP threatens to block public works projects?

Gov. Walz emergency powers up on Wednesday. Will he renew as GOP threatens to block public works projects?

The emergency powers that Gov. Tim Walz has used over the past two months to combat the coronavirus pandemic are scheduled to expire Wednesday unless he extend [...]

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Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To COVID-19

Talking Points: Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Minnesota, the office of Gov. Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan are continuing their efforts to monitor and prev [...]

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Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Scale Auditorium-Style Graduation Ceremonies Not Permitted

Gov. Walz, State Officials Say Large-Scale Auditorium-Style Graduation Ceremonies Not Permitted

Gov. Tim Walz and state officials have offered guidance on how to handle graduation this year, and traditional auditorium or football field-style ceremonies ar [...]

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Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends.

Is your surgery now possible under Gov. Walz’s executive order? That depends.

The types of health care available with Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to resume “elective” surgeries and procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic will vary b [...]

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Churches, businesses sue Walz over coronavirus-related executive orders | MinnPost

Plus: conditions at central Minnesota meatpacking plant amid COVID-19 outbreak spur calls for investigation; 3M plans to triple production of N95 masks after w [...]

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Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, Workers

Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Walz Announces ‘Battle Plan’ To Protect Long-Term Care Residents, Workers

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced a “battle plan” to protect those living and working in long-term care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Walz expands coronavirus testing for nursing homes. That’s part of a 5-point plan for long-term care centers.

Walz expands coronavirus testing for nursing homes. That’s part of a 5-point plan for long-term care centers.

More testing, more PPE, more staff. Those are among the highlights of a five-point plan Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to lay out Thursday in an attempt [...]

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Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesota Clears Legislature

Bill Banning Child Marriages In Minnesota Clears Legislature

The state Senate approved the bill Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign it.

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Letters: There must be limits to the discretionary authority of the governor

Letters: There must be limits to the discretionary authority of the governor

Formulate the guidelines for recovery Like most Minnesotans, I feel that Gov. Walz  has been working hard to balance the Scylla and Charybdis of plague and eco [...]

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Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus Fight

Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus Fight

Wednesday marks the 40th day of Minnesota's stay-at-home order. That action by Gov. Tim Walz is just one of many issues ending up in Pat Kessler's inbox, inclu [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And Doctors Hail Gov. Tim Walz's Decision To Reopen Elective Surgeries

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Patients And Doctors Hail Gov. Tim Walz's Decision To Reopen Elective Surgeries

So far more than 500 tests have been administered by Twin Cities Orthopedics and they have had no staff or patient test positive for COVID-19.

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Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus

Gov. Walz seeks ‘proper balance’ in allowing elective surgeries during coronavirus

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Tuesday allowing health care providers to restart elective surgeries and procedures next week, if they have a plan for [...]

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p | MinnPost

The Minnesota Department of Health also reported another 617 confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 7,851 in the state.

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Elective Surgeries Starting Next Week

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order That Will Allow Elective Surgeries Starting Next Week

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order Tuesday that he says will provide a “roadmap” for safely restarting elective surgeries in the state.

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Republicans push Walz to allow more Minnesota businesses to reopen | MinnPost

Plus: hospitality officials say Minnesota restaurant, resort and lodging industries facing a flood of business failures; Voyageurs National Park, BWCA open for [...]

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Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Coronavirus In MN: Gov. Walz Says He Won't Give Up Emergency Powers In Exchange For Bonding Bill

Minnesota House Republicans are threatening to block a billion-dollar public works and jobs bill unless Democratic Gov. Tim Walz gives up his emergency COVID-1 [...]

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Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

Coronavirus In MN: Retailers Eager To Get Back To Work As Walz Gives The OK For Curbside Transactions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to work for around 30,000 Minnesotans today. On Monday, Gov. Walz gave the green light for retail stores to reopen for curbside [...]

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Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from intercepting coronavirus relief funds

Gov. Walz bans debt collectors from intercepting coronavirus relief funds

Debt collectors are prohibited from intercepting COVID-19 relief payments bound for Minnesota residents under a new order Monday from Gov. Tim Walz. The execut [...]

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Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure To Reopen Businesses

Minnesota Republicans Keep Up Pressure To Reopen Businesses

Republicans kept up the pressure Monday on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz to move faster toward allowing more businesses to reopen, saying many of them already have [...]

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: 571 News COVID-19 Cases Reported As Daily Testing Fails To Reach Benchmark

Coronavirus In Minnesota: 571 News COVID-19 Cases Reported As Daily Testing Fails To Reach Benchmark

Minnesota reported Monday that 3,239 COVID-19 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, failing to meet the 5,000 tests a day benchmark laid out by Gov. Tim W [...]

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