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MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed badly’; Sen. Paul Gazelka wants to end Walz emergency powers and ‘pandemic fear’

MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed badly’; Sen. Paul Gazelka wants to end Walz emergency powers and ‘pandemic fear’

Minnesota’s most powerful Republican Friday leveled a series of criticisms against Gov. Tim Walz for his handling of recent riots and coronavirus response. “Le [...]

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Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as Gov. Walz reopens dining rooms amid coronavirus

Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as Gov. Walz reopens dining rooms amid coronavirus

It’s the day restaurateurs have been anticipating for almost three months — being allowed to reopen their dining rooms is just around the corner. Starting next [...]

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Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial Again, To Allow Indoor Dining, Limited Gym Use

Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial Again, To Allow Indoor Dining, Limited Gym Use

Gov. Tim Walz says the state is ready to make another turn of the proverbial dial toward normal social restrictions.

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The Latest: Gov. Walz sends National Guard to western border

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state’s western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence d [...]

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Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay County

Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay County

Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state's western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence during demonstratio [...]

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Minnesota governor makes emotional visit to site of George Floyd’s death

Minnesota governor makes emotional visit to site of George Floyd’s death

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited the site of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police for the first time Wednesday, telling mourners, “I have to [...]

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Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extension Of Nightly Curfews

Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extension Of Nightly Curfews

Overnight mandatory curfews have been in effect for the last five nights now, and they're not ending just yet.

Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extensio...→
Judge blocks sit-down dining at central Minnesota bar chain

Judge blocks sit-down dining at central Minnesota bar chain

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A judge on Tuesday blocked a chain of central Minnesota bars and restaurants from offering sit-down dining in violation of Gov. Tim Walz’s p [...]

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State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

The probe, stemming from the death of George Floyd, will be designed to root out "systemic racism that is generations deep," Gov. Tim Walz told reporters.

Read full article: State of Minnesota files civil rights ch...→
Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for governor, Minneapolis mayor to resign: They've 'completely failed'

Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for governor, Minneapolis mayor to resign: They've 'completely failed'

Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Jennifer Carnahan is calling for Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to resign amid the violet prot [...]

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Trump calls MN response to protests ‘laughingstock.’ Walz responds, ‘No one’s laughing … we’re in pain.’

Trump calls MN response to protests ‘laughingstock.’ Walz responds, ‘No one’s laughing … we’re in pain.’

President Donald Trump, speaking to governors about their responses to protests over George Floyd’s death, said Minnesota was “a laughingstock all over the wor [...]

Read full article: Trump calls MN response to protests ‘lau...→
Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. Paul, Minneapolis; some National Guard members going home

Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. Paul, Minneapolis; some National Guard members going home

A curfew in St. Paul and Minneapolis will continue for the next two nights with modified times and some Minnesota National Guard members are being sent home, G [...]

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Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don’t Need A Curfew, We Need Your Voice’

Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don’t Need A Curfew, We Need Your Voice’

At the memorial site, WCCO's Christiane Cordero spoke with with Corey Moore, a football coach, veteran and protestor, at the scene of the George Floyd memorial [...]

Read full article: Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don...→
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday evening that state Attorney General Keith Ellison will the prosecution against the former police officer charged in th [...]

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Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And Airmen

Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And Airmen

Maj. Gen. Jon Jenson, adjutant general of the Guard, said that he has advised Gov. Tim Walz to allow soldiers and airmen to be armed.

Read full article: Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of '...→
Governor praises peaceful protesters, more than 50 arrests in Minneapolis area

Governor praises peaceful protesters, more than 50 arrests in Minneapolis area

Governor Tim Walz commended peaceful protesters in the state as a celebration of diversity Sunday morning as the state reconciles with the destruction that occ [...]

Read full article: Governor praises peaceful protesters, mo...→
Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow indoor dining, gyms to reopen | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow indoor dining, gyms to reopen | MinnPost

Walz's latest order goes further in easing the rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 than state officials had previously predicted.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow ...→
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Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s federal COVID-19 money his way, whether the Legislature likes it or not | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s federal COVID-19 money his way, whether the Legislature likes it or not | MinnPost

Senate Republicans have been pushing a bill that would require legislative approval for the spending of federal CARES Act money. Walz opposes that, since the c [...]

Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s fe...→
Source: Walz expected to open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys

Source: Walz expected to open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce Friday that restaurants and bars can return to limited indoor service and that health clubs, movie theaters and [...]

Read full article: Source: Walz expected to open indoor din...→
Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision to prosecute the three other ex-MPD officers, add 2nd-degree murder charge against Chauvin | MinnPost

Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision to prosecute the three other ex-MPD officers, add 2nd-degree murder charge against Chauvin | MinnPost

A look at what we learned from Ellison's remarks about the case, and from Gov. Tim Walz, who spoke to reporters after the charges against the officers became p [...]

Read full article: Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision t...→
Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Attempting to leverage an uncommonly visible bully pulpit and channel widespread outcry for police and racial justice reform in the wake of George Floyd’s deat [...]

Read full article: Pushing for race and police reforms, Wal...→
Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s death, apologizes to CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for arrest

Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s death, apologizes to CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for arrest

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday morning visited the Minneapolis site where George Floyd died while being arrested more than a week ago. In a visit that was n [...]

Read full article: Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s d...→
Trade groups push Walz to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants

Trade groups push Walz to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants

Two trade groups are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to relax on-site restrictions on bars and restaurants, one day after they were allowed to reopen for limited outd [...]

Read full article: Trade groups push Walz to loosen restric...→
Minnesota opens civil rights investigation against police in George Floyd's death: WATCH LIVE

Minnesota opens civil rights investigation against police in George Floyd's death: WATCH LIVE

Gov. Tim Walz said his administration will investigate whether Minneapolis police have used "systemic discriminatory practices toward people of color" over the [...]

Read full article: Minnesota opens civil rights investigati...→
Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd was ‘frustrated’

Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd was ‘frustrated’

The trucker, who was dragged from his vehicle and beaten by some protesters, told authorities the vast majority of the marchers tried to protect him from those [...]

Read full article: Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd...→
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Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shortens Nightly Duration

Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shortens Nightly Duration

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Monday to extend the curfew in the Twin Cities.... At a morning press conference, the governor sai [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shorte...→
Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead in Floyd Case, Governor Says

Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead in Floyd Case, Governor Says

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the state’s attorney general will take the lead in any prosecutions in the death of George Floyd.

Read full article: Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead ...→
Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take Over George Floyd Case

Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take Over George Floyd Case

Mike Freeman and Gov. Tim Walz announced at a press conference Sunday night that Attorney General Keith Ellison will be taking over George Floyd's case.

Read full article: Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take O...→
Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz’s Sunday briefing | MinnPost

Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz’s Sunday briefing | MinnPost

Among other things: He's open to having Attorney General Keith Ellison take over prosecution of the case against Derek Chauvin. And that he talked to Jay-Z.

Read full article: Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz...→
'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Saturday Night

'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Saturday Night

"I want to thank everyone who participated in our ability to restore trust in our streets," Gov. Walz said at a Sunday morning press conference. He said he app [...]

Read full article: 'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In...→
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Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms, gyms, theaters and more. Here’s what’s new

Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms, gyms, theaters and more. Here’s what’s new

Phase 3 of Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay Safe MN plan makes the following changes — beginning Wednesday: Indoor dining at restaurants while maintaining social distancin [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms,...→
Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul to end

Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul to end

There will be no mandatory curfews beginning Friday night in the Twin Cities. Gov. Tim Walz made the announcement after a week of nightly curfews imposed to st [...]

Read full article: Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul...→
Did George Floyd memorial service violate Minnesota’s coronavirus order?

Did George Floyd memorial service violate Minnesota’s coronavirus order?

Thursday’s memorial service for George Floyd appears to have violated Gov. Tim Walz’s coronavirus restrictions regarding funeral services and religious gatheri [...]

Read full article: Did George Floyd memorial service violat...→
Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘credible threats’ of violence at Fargo demonstration

Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘credible threats’ of violence at Fargo demonstration

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard late Wednesday to provide safety and protection for Clay County on the western edge of the state [...]

Read full article: Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘...→
Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra said that the closures were in

Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra said that the closures were in "response to the past several days was focused on protecting the safety of our customers and our employees."

Kooistra said that bus and Northstar commuter rail service is scheduled to resume at 4 a.m. Wednesday, with the Blue and Green light-rail lines returning at 6 [...]

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Arkansas declares state of emergency

Arkansas declares state of emergency

In Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz announced a sweeping civil rights investigation of the police department in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, saying the inquiry [...]

Read full article: Arkansas declares state of emergency...→
Governor: Truck driver was confused, didn’t mean to injure protesters

Governor: Truck driver was confused, didn’t mean to injure protesters

The driver of a semitrailer who rolled into the midst of thousands of people who had gathered on a closed Minneapolis freeway to protest George Floyd’s death w [...]

Read full article: Governor: Truck driver was confused, did...→
Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd case, plus six other takeaways from Sunday | MinnPost

Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd case, plus six other takeaways from Sunday | MinnPost

Among other things, Gov. Tim Walz thinks the three other former Minneapolis Police officers involved in the Floyd case should also be charged with crimes. And [...]

Read full article: Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd ...→
Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Computers as State Attempted to Contain Riots

Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Computers as State Attempted to Contain Riots

State computers were the target of a cyber attack before security forces launched an operation to contain rioting and looting Saturday during the fourth night [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Co...→
'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls Gov. Walz Regarding George Floyd's Death Investigation

'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls Gov. Walz Regarding George Floyd's Death Investigation

Gov. Tim Walz received a phone call on Sunday from famous wrapper JayZ, regarding justice for George Floyd’s death that sparked protests, rioting and outcry ac [...]

Read full article: 'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls...→
MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed badly’; Sen. Paul Gazelka wants to end Walz emergency powers and ‘pandemic fear’

MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed badly’; Sen. Paul Gazelka wants to end Walz emergency powers and ‘pandemic fear’

Minnesota’s most powerful Republican Friday leveled a series of criticisms against Gov. Tim Walz for his handling of recent riots and coronavirus response. “Le [...]

Read full article: MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed ba...→
Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms, gyms, theaters and more. Here’s what’s new

Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms, gyms, theaters and more. Here’s what’s new

Phase 3 of Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay Safe MN plan makes the following changes — beginning Wednesday: Indoor dining at restaurants while maintaining social distancin [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms,...→
Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s federal COVID-19 money his way, whether the Legislature likes it or not | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s federal COVID-19 money his way, whether the Legislature likes it or not | MinnPost

Senate Republicans have been pushing a bill that would require legislative approval for the spending of federal CARES Act money. Walz opposes that, since the c [...]

Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s fe...→
Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial Again, To Allow Indoor Dining, Limited Gym Use

Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial Again, To Allow Indoor Dining, Limited Gym Use

Gov. Tim Walz says the state is ready to make another turn of the proverbial dial toward normal social restrictions.

Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial A...→
Did George Floyd memorial service violate Minnesota’s coronavirus order?

Did George Floyd memorial service violate Minnesota’s coronavirus order?

Thursday’s memorial service for George Floyd appears to have violated Gov. Tim Walz’s coronavirus restrictions regarding funeral services and religious gatheri [...]

Read full article: Did George Floyd memorial service violat...→
Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision to prosecute the three other ex-MPD officers, add 2nd-degree murder charge against Chauvin | MinnPost

Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision to prosecute the three other ex-MPD officers, add 2nd-degree murder charge against Chauvin | MinnPost

A look at what we learned from Ellison's remarks about the case, and from Gov. Tim Walz, who spoke to reporters after the charges against the officers became p [...]

Read full article: Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision t...→
Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay County

Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay County

Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state's western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence during demonstratio [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Send...→
Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra said that the closures were in

Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra said that the closures were in "response to the past several days was focused on protecting the safety of our customers and our employees."

Kooistra said that bus and Northstar commuter rail service is scheduled to resume at 4 a.m. Wednesday, with the Blue and Green light-rail lines returning at 6 [...]

Read full article: Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra ...→
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Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extension Of Nightly Curfews

Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extension Of Nightly Curfews

Overnight mandatory curfews have been in effect for the last five nights now, and they're not ending just yet.

Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extensio...→
Arkansas declares state of emergency

Arkansas declares state of emergency

In Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz announced a sweeping civil rights investigation of the police department in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, saying the inquiry [...]

Read full article: Arkansas declares state of emergency...→
Trade groups push Walz to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants

Trade groups push Walz to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants

Two trade groups are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to relax on-site restrictions on bars and restaurants, one day after they were allowed to reopen for limited outd [...]

Read full article: Trade groups push Walz to loosen restric...→
State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

The probe, stemming from the death of George Floyd, will be designed to root out "systemic racism that is generations deep," Gov. Tim Walz told reporters.

Read full article: State of Minnesota files civil rights ch...→
Trump calls MN response to protests ‘laughingstock.’ Walz responds, ‘No one’s laughing … we’re in pain.’

Trump calls MN response to protests ‘laughingstock.’ Walz responds, ‘No one’s laughing … we’re in pain.’

President Donald Trump, speaking to governors about their responses to protests over George Floyd’s death, said Minnesota was “a laughingstock all over the wor [...]

Read full article: Trump calls MN response to protests ‘lau...→
Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shortens Nightly Duration

Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shortens Nightly Duration

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Monday to extend the curfew in the Twin Cities.... At a morning press conference, the governor sai [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shorte...→
Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don’t Need A Curfew, We Need Your Voice’

Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don’t Need A Curfew, We Need Your Voice’

At the memorial site, WCCO's Christiane Cordero spoke with with Corey Moore, a football coach, veteran and protestor, at the scene of the George Floyd memorial [...]

Read full article: Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don...→
Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd case, plus six other takeaways from Sunday | MinnPost

Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd case, plus six other takeaways from Sunday | MinnPost

Among other things, Gov. Tim Walz thinks the three other former Minneapolis Police officers involved in the Floyd case should also be charged with crimes. And [...]

Read full article: Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd ...→
Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take Over George Floyd Case

Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take Over George Floyd Case

Mike Freeman and Gov. Tim Walz announced at a press conference Sunday night that Attorney General Keith Ellison will be taking over George Floyd's case.

Read full article: Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take O...→
Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And Airmen

Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And Airmen

Maj. Gen. Jon Jenson, adjutant general of the Guard, said that he has advised Gov. Tim Walz to allow soldiers and airmen to be armed.

Read full article: Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of '...→
'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls Gov. Walz Regarding George Floyd's Death Investigation

'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls Gov. Walz Regarding George Floyd's Death Investigation

Gov. Tim Walz received a phone call on Sunday from famous wrapper JayZ, regarding justice for George Floyd’s death that sparked protests, rioting and outcry ac [...]

Read full article: 'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls...→
'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Saturday Night

'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Saturday Night

"I want to thank everyone who participated in our ability to restore trust in our streets," Gov. Walz said at a Sunday morning press conference. He said he app [...]

Read full article: 'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In...→
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Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow indoor dining, gyms to reopen | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow indoor dining, gyms to reopen | MinnPost

Walz's latest order goes further in easing the rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 than state officials had previously predicted.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow ...→
  • #Walz
Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as Gov. Walz reopens dining rooms amid coronavirus

Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as Gov. Walz reopens dining rooms amid coronavirus

It’s the day restaurateurs have been anticipating for almost three months — being allowed to reopen their dining rooms is just around the corner. Starting next [...]

Read full article: Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as G...→
  • #Walz
Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul to end

Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul to end

There will be no mandatory curfews beginning Friday night in the Twin Cities. Gov. Tim Walz made the announcement after a week of nightly curfews imposed to st [...]

Read full article: Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul...→
Source: Walz expected to open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys

Source: Walz expected to open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce Friday that restaurants and bars can return to limited indoor service and that health clubs, movie theaters and [...]

Read full article: Source: Walz expected to open indoor din...→

The Latest: Gov. Walz sends National Guard to western border

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state’s western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence d [...]

Read full article: The Latest: Gov. Walz sends National Gua...→
Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘credible threats’ of violence at Fargo demonstration

Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘credible threats’ of violence at Fargo demonstration

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard late Wednesday to provide safety and protection for Clay County on the western edge of the state [...]

Read full article: Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘...→
Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Attempting to leverage an uncommonly visible bully pulpit and channel widespread outcry for police and racial justice reform in the wake of George Floyd’s deat [...]

Read full article: Pushing for race and police reforms, Wal...→
Minnesota governor makes emotional visit to site of George Floyd’s death

Minnesota governor makes emotional visit to site of George Floyd’s death

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited the site of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police for the first time Wednesday, telling mourners, “I have to [...]

Read full article: Minnesota governor makes emotional visit...→
Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s death, apologizes to CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for arrest

Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s death, apologizes to CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for arrest

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday morning visited the Minneapolis site where George Floyd died while being arrested more than a week ago. In a visit that was n [...]

Read full article: Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s d...→
Judge blocks sit-down dining at central Minnesota bar chain

Judge blocks sit-down dining at central Minnesota bar chain

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A judge on Tuesday blocked a chain of central Minnesota bars and restaurants from offering sit-down dining in violation of Gov. Tim Walz’s p [...]

Read full article: Judge blocks sit-down dining at central ...→
Minnesota opens civil rights investigation against police in George Floyd's death: WATCH LIVE

Minnesota opens civil rights investigation against police in George Floyd's death: WATCH LIVE

Gov. Tim Walz said his administration will investigate whether Minneapolis police have used "systemic discriminatory practices toward people of color" over the [...]

Read full article: Minnesota opens civil rights investigati...→
Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for governor, Minneapolis mayor to resign: They've 'completely failed'

Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for governor, Minneapolis mayor to resign: They've 'completely failed'

Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Jennifer Carnahan is calling for Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to resign amid the violet prot [...]

Read full article: Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for gover...→
Governor: Truck driver was confused, didn’t mean to injure protesters

Governor: Truck driver was confused, didn’t mean to injure protesters

The driver of a semitrailer who rolled into the midst of thousands of people who had gathered on a closed Minneapolis freeway to protest George Floyd’s death w [...]

Read full article: Governor: Truck driver was confused, did...→
Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd was ‘frustrated’

Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd was ‘frustrated’

The trucker, who was dragged from his vehicle and beaten by some protesters, told authorities the vast majority of the marchers tried to protect him from those [...]

Read full article: Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd...→
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Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. Paul, Minneapolis; some National Guard members going home

Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. Paul, Minneapolis; some National Guard members going home

A curfew in St. Paul and Minneapolis will continue for the next two nights with modified times and some Minnesota National Guard members are being sent home, G [...]

Read full article: Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. ...→
Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead in Floyd Case, Governor Says

Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead in Floyd Case, Governor Says

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the state’s attorney general will take the lead in any prosecutions in the death of George Floyd.

Read full article: Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead ...→
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday evening that state Attorney General Keith Ellison will the prosecution against the former police officer charged in th [...]

Read full article: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison...→
Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Computers as State Attempted to Contain Riots

Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Computers as State Attempted to Contain Riots

State computers were the target of a cyber attack before security forces launched an operation to contain rioting and looting Saturday during the fourth night [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Co...→
Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz’s Sunday briefing | MinnPost

Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz’s Sunday briefing | MinnPost

Among other things: He's open to having Attorney General Keith Ellison take over prosecution of the case against Derek Chauvin. And that he talked to Jay-Z.

Read full article: Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz...→
Governor praises peaceful protesters, more than 50 arrests in Minneapolis area

Governor praises peaceful protesters, more than 50 arrests in Minneapolis area

Governor Tim Walz commended peaceful protesters in the state as a celebration of diversity Sunday morning as the state reconciles with the destruction that occ [...]

Read full article: Governor praises peaceful protesters, mo...→
MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed badly’; Sen. Paul Gazelka wants to end Walz emergency powers and ‘pandemic fear’

MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed badly’; Sen. Paul Gazelka wants to end Walz emergency powers and ‘pandemic fear’

Minnesota’s most powerful Republican Friday leveled a series of criticisms against Gov. Tim Walz for his handling of recent riots and coronavirus response. “Le [...]

Read full article: MN top Republican: ‘Leadership failed ba...→
Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow indoor dining, gyms to reopen | MinnPost

Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow indoor dining, gyms to reopen | MinnPost

Walz's latest order goes further in easing the rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 than state officials had previously predicted.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Minnesota: Walz to allow ...→
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Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms, gyms, theaters and more. Here’s what’s new

Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms, gyms, theaters and more. Here’s what’s new

Phase 3 of Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay Safe MN plan makes the following changes — beginning Wednesday: Indoor dining at restaurants while maintaining social distancin [...]

Read full article: Gov. Walz opens restaurant dining rooms,...→
Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as Gov. Walz reopens dining rooms amid coronavirus

Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as Gov. Walz reopens dining rooms amid coronavirus

It’s the day restaurateurs have been anticipating for almost three months — being allowed to reopen their dining rooms is just around the corner. Starting next [...]

Read full article: Restaurant owners to adjust quickly as G...→
  • #Walz
Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s federal COVID-19 money his way, whether the Legislature likes it or not | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s federal COVID-19 money his way, whether the Legislature likes it or not | MinnPost

Senate Republicans have been pushing a bill that would require legislative approval for the spending of federal CARES Act money. Walz opposes that, since the c [...]

Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz is spending Minnesota’s fe...→
Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul to end

Nightly curfews in Minneapolis, St. Paul to end

There will be no mandatory curfews beginning Friday night in the Twin Cities. Gov. Tim Walz made the announcement after a week of nightly curfews imposed to st [...]

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Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial Again, To Allow Indoor Dining, Limited Gym Use

Gov. Tim Walz Says State Can Turn Dial Again, To Allow Indoor Dining, Limited Gym Use

Gov. Tim Walz says the state is ready to make another turn of the proverbial dial toward normal social restrictions.

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Source: Walz expected to open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys

Source: Walz expected to open indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce Friday that restaurants and bars can return to limited indoor service and that health clubs, movie theaters and [...]

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Did George Floyd memorial service violate Minnesota’s coronavirus order?

Did George Floyd memorial service violate Minnesota’s coronavirus order?

Thursday’s memorial service for George Floyd appears to have violated Gov. Tim Walz’s coronavirus restrictions regarding funeral services and religious gatheri [...]

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The Latest: Gov. Walz sends National Guard to western border

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state’s western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence d [...]

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Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision to prosecute the three other ex-MPD officers, add 2nd-degree murder charge against Chauvin | MinnPost

Four takeaways from Ellison’s decision to prosecute the three other ex-MPD officers, add 2nd-degree murder charge against Chauvin | MinnPost

A look at what we learned from Ellison's remarks about the case, and from Gov. Tim Walz, who spoke to reporters after the charges against the officers became p [...]

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Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘credible threats’ of violence at Fargo demonstration

Minnesota National Guard to deploy for ‘credible threats’ of violence at Fargo demonstration

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard late Wednesday to provide safety and protection for Clay County on the western edge of the state [...]

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Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay County

Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay County

Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state's western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence during demonstratio [...]

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Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Attempting to leverage an uncommonly visible bully pulpit and channel widespread outcry for police and racial justice reform in the wake of George Floyd’s deat [...]

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Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra said that the closures were in

Metro Transit To Resume ServiceKooistra said that the closures were in "response to the past several days was focused on protecting the safety of our customers and our employees."

Kooistra said that bus and Northstar commuter rail service is scheduled to resume at 4 a.m. Wednesday, with the Blue and Green light-rail lines returning at 6 [...]

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Minnesota governor makes emotional visit to site of George Floyd’s death

Minnesota governor makes emotional visit to site of George Floyd’s death

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited the site of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police for the first time Wednesday, telling mourners, “I have to [...]

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Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extension Of Nightly Curfews

Gov. Tim Walz Announces Another Extension Of Nightly Curfews

Overnight mandatory curfews have been in effect for the last five nights now, and they're not ending just yet.

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Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s death, apologizes to CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for arrest

Tim Walz visits site of George Floyd’s death, apologizes to CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for arrest

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday morning visited the Minneapolis site where George Floyd died while being arrested more than a week ago. In a visit that was n [...]

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Arkansas declares state of emergency

Arkansas declares state of emergency

In Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz announced a sweeping civil rights investigation of the police department in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, saying the inquiry [...]

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Judge blocks sit-down dining at central Minnesota bar chain

Judge blocks sit-down dining at central Minnesota bar chain

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A judge on Tuesday blocked a chain of central Minnesota bars and restaurants from offering sit-down dining in violation of Gov. Tim Walz’s p [...]

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Trade groups push Walz to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants

Trade groups push Walz to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants

Two trade groups are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to relax on-site restrictions on bars and restaurants, one day after they were allowed to reopen for limited outd [...]

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State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

The probe, stemming from the death of George Floyd, will be designed to root out "systemic racism that is generations deep," Gov. Tim Walz told reporters.

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Minnesota opens civil rights investigation against police in George Floyd's death: WATCH LIVE

Minnesota opens civil rights investigation against police in George Floyd's death: WATCH LIVE

Gov. Tim Walz said his administration will investigate whether Minneapolis police have used "systemic discriminatory practices toward people of color" over the [...]

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Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for governor, Minneapolis mayor to resign: They've 'completely failed'

Minnesota GOP chairwoman calls for governor, Minneapolis mayor to resign: They've 'completely failed'

Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Jennifer Carnahan is calling for Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to resign amid the violet prot [...]

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Governor: Truck driver was confused, didn’t mean to injure protesters

Governor: Truck driver was confused, didn’t mean to injure protesters

The driver of a semitrailer who rolled into the midst of thousands of people who had gathered on a closed Minneapolis freeway to protest George Floyd’s death w [...]

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Trump calls MN response to protests ‘laughingstock.’ Walz responds, ‘No one’s laughing … we’re in pain.’

Trump calls MN response to protests ‘laughingstock.’ Walz responds, ‘No one’s laughing … we’re in pain.’

President Donald Trump, speaking to governors about their responses to protests over George Floyd’s death, said Minnesota was “a laughingstock all over the wor [...]

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Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd was ‘frustrated’

Minn. Gov.: Trucker who drive into crowd was ‘frustrated’

The trucker, who was dragged from his vehicle and beaten by some protesters, told authorities the vast majority of the marchers tried to protect him from those [...]

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Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. Paul, Minneapolis; some National Guard members going home

Curfew to continue next 2 nights in St. Paul, Minneapolis; some National Guard members going home

A curfew in St. Paul and Minneapolis will continue for the next two nights with modified times and some Minnesota National Guard members are being sent home, G [...]

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Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shortens Nightly Duration

Gov. Walz Extended Curfew 2 Days, Shortens Nightly Duration

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Monday to extend the curfew in the Twin Cities.... At a morning press conference, the governor sai [...]

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Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don’t Need A Curfew, We Need Your Voice’

Peaceful Protester To Gov. Walz: ‘We Don’t Need A Curfew, We Need Your Voice’

At the memorial site, WCCO's Christiane Cordero spoke with with Corey Moore, a football coach, veteran and protestor, at the scene of the George Floyd memorial [...]

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Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead in Floyd Case, Governor Says

Minnesota Attorney General to Take Lead in Floyd Case, Governor Says

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the state’s attorney general will take the lead in any prosecutions in the death of George Floyd.

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Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd case, plus six other takeaways from Sunday | MinnPost

Minnesota AG Ellison to take over Floyd case, plus six other takeaways from Sunday | MinnPost

Among other things, Gov. Tim Walz thinks the three other former Minneapolis Police officers involved in the Floyd case should also be charged with crimes. And [...]

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday evening that state Attorney General Keith Ellison will the prosecution against the former police officer charged in th [...]

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Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take Over George Floyd Case

Attorney General Keith Ellison To Take Over George Floyd Case

Mike Freeman and Gov. Tim Walz announced at a press conference Sunday night that Attorney General Keith Ellison will be taking over George Floyd's case.

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Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Computers as State Attempted to Contain Riots

Gov. Walz: Cyber Attack Hit Minnesota Computers as State Attempted to Contain Riots

State computers were the target of a cyber attack before security forces launched an operation to contain rioting and looting Saturday during the fourth night [...]

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Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And Airmen

Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And Airmen

Maj. Gen. Jon Jenson, adjutant general of the Guard, said that he has advised Gov. Tim Walz to allow soldiers and airmen to be armed.

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Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz’s Sunday briefing | MinnPost

Six things we learned from Gov. Tim Walz’s Sunday briefing | MinnPost

Among other things: He's open to having Attorney General Keith Ellison take over prosecution of the case against Derek Chauvin. And that he talked to Jay-Z.

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'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls Gov. Walz Regarding George Floyd's Death Investigation

'Justice Needs To Be Served': JayZ Calls Gov. Walz Regarding George Floyd's Death Investigation

Gov. Tim Walz received a phone call on Sunday from famous wrapper JayZ, regarding justice for George Floyd’s death that sparked protests, rioting and outcry ac [...]

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Governor praises peaceful protesters, more than 50 arrests in Minneapolis area

Governor praises peaceful protesters, more than 50 arrests in Minneapolis area

Governor Tim Walz commended peaceful protesters in the state as a celebration of diversity Sunday morning as the state reconciles with the destruction that occ [...]

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'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Saturday Night

'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Saturday Night

"I want to thank everyone who participated in our ability to restore trust in our streets," Gov. Walz said at a Sunday morning press conference. He said he app [...]

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