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    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. What had been a civil and often friendly working relationship between DFL Gov. Tim Walz and the Republican leaders of the House and Senate has frayed at a time when they might need it most. The state is in the midst of dual crises that have required a strong governmental reaction...
    With just three days remaining in Minnesota’s special legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday turned up the heat on lawmakers to pass a massive public infrastructure construction bill. That measure, known as the bonding bill, was the Legislature’s main task heading into the regular session in February, but could not reach a deal before the constitutional deadline for adjourning in May. Passing that bill, plus providing aid to cities and counties for costs related to the COVID-19 crisis and...
    DULUTH, Minn. — On Monday morning, before a couple hundred people showed up in downtown Duluth for a barbecue near the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and his family quietly took a tour of the site. Carl Crawford, Duluth’s human rights officer who guides the walk from the former police station to the site of the 1920 lynchings a few times a year, asked the governor to find a quote on the memorial wall that resonates with...
    Minnesota lawmakers on Friday are set to return to the Capitol to take up reforms to the state’s policing laws and weigh next steps in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Their actions could end a peacetime emergency spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and limit Gov. Tim Walz’s vast executive authority. Legislators could pass more than $1 billion in local construction projects and green light millions of dollars in COVID-19 aid for businesses, families and local governments. And they could take up...
    Gov. Tim Walz believes the coronavirus has “plateaued” in Minnesota, and if that’s the case, he plans to phase out more COVID-19-related restrictions on the public on or before July 4. Walz revealed his intentions Wednesday at a Capitol news conference where he announced that he is extending his peacetime emergency powers for another 90 days. That action triggers a special session of the Legislature, starting Friday. The lawmakers’ first task will be to vote on whether to extend or...
    Minnesota health officials will be closely watching the trends of the state’s coronavirus outbreak to see if the recent loosening of restrictions will result in a spike of COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths and positive tests have all been trending down in recent days. If those trends hold in spite of the recent lifting of limits on businesses, Minnesota might soon be able to move even closer to normalcy. “It feels to me like this thing has plateaued,” Gov. Tim...
    Urging other Minnesotans to do the same, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that after attending community events he recently got a coronavirus tests. The Democratic governor’s test results were negative, according to a Twitter post by Walz. Lt. Got. Peggy Flanagan also tweeted that she tested negative. After spending significant time out in our communities the past two weeks, @LtGovFlanagan and I each got a #COVID19 test yesterday (they turned up negative). It was quick and painless and we urge...
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz orders a moment of silence for George Floyd at 11 am on June 9. The moment of silence will last 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. Floyd died in police custody on May 25. After memorial services in Minneapolis and North Carolina, Floyd’s body will be buried in Houston, next to his mother’s grave. “The world watched in horror as George Floyd’s humanity...
    Insurance claims from Twin Cities businesses damaged in rioting could easily exceed $100 million, according to an estimate Monday from a Minnesota insurance association. St. Paul is still tallying the losses, and Minneapolis estimated at least $55 million in damages as of last week. Gov. Tim Walz walked along St. Paul’s University Avenue on Monday, where he surveyed the damage left behind from looting, arson and other destruction that came primarily on May 28 and 29. He also took in...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is giving an update Wednesday on the states response to public safety concerns in Minneapolis and St. Paul following the death of George Floyd last week in police custody. His death has ignited protests in the state and nationwide.  Cities across the U.S. have seen protesters clash with police, and some areas have been hit by looting. How to Governor Walzs press conference todayWhat: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz holds press conferenceDate: Wednesday, June 3, 2020Time: 4...
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday morning visited the Minneapolis site where George Floyd was killed more than a week ago. In a visit that was not announced to the media — and apparently not intended to be seen publicly — Walz, dressed in casual close with a University of Minnesota hat pulled over his face, ended up encountering CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, the same reporter whose arrest on live TV embarrassed Walz and the State Patrol before the nation. Walz...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is holding a press conference Tuesday as protests continue in the state and nationwide in the wake of George Floyds death in Minneapolis. He is expected to speak at 2 p.m. Central/3 p.m. Eastern. How to watch Walzs press conference todayWhat: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz holds press conferenceDate: Tuesday, June 2, 2020Time: 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CTOnline stream: Live on CBSN — in the player above and on your mobile or streaming deviceA curfew was in place overnight in Minneapolis-Saint...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is holding a press conference Tuesday as protests continue in the state and nationwide in the wake of George Floyds death in Minneapolis. He is expected to speak at 2 p.m. Central/3 p.m. Eastern. How to watch Walzs press conference todayWhat: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz holds press conferenceDate: Tuesday, June 2, 2020Time: 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CTOnline stream: Live on CBSN — in the player above and on your mobile or streaming deviceA curfew was in place overnight in Minneapolis-Saint...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says Attorney General Keith Ellison will take lead in any prosecutions in George Floyd case. Sign up for Daily Newsletters Death rates for coronavirus higher in Democratic states Quiz: US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass? Trump to pull U.S. out of Open Skies Treaty Isolation isn’t new, but ‘social distancing’ nearly as novel as coronavirus Top 20 war movies to watch on Memorial Day Architect of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says Attorney General Keith Ellison will take lead in any prosecutions in George Floyd case. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Gov. Tim Walz updates the media on Saturday night operations
    As the Twin Cities braced for a potential fifth night of rioting — which officials pin on possible outside agitators — the Minnesota Republican Party during its virtual convention took aim at Democrats in power for what they call a “failure of leadership” in the state. In order to avoid a large gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic, the GOP held its convention virtually on Saturday, a rescheduled date since the first was postponed due to technological issues and suspected cyberattacks....
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said rioters in Minneapolis had begun to resemble a “military operation” and that he was actively weighing whether to accept military and intelligence assistance from The Pentagon. “The absolute chaos — this is not grieving, and this is not making a statement [about an injustice] that we fully acknowledge needs to be fixed — this is dangerous,” Walz said in an early morning press conference Saturday, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported. “You need to go home.” “The...
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all National Guard troops activated for the first time in the state’s history, NBC News reported Saturday. The directive came mid-morning after demonstrators took to the streets of Minneapolis for a fourth straight night over the death of George Floyd. “The situation in Minneapolis is no longer about George Floyd. It’s become about attacking civil society,” Walz said. Floyd, who was black, died Monday after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his...
    Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that the problems needing to be addressed after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody cannot be tackled “if anarchy reigns on the street.” “The very assets in our community — our libraries, our businesses, those non-profits and government entities, our light-rail system — are all shut down from this,” Walz said. “We have to restore order to our society before we can start addressing the issues.” Walz addressed Minnesotans on the heels...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is addressing the states response to the unrest that flared in the Twin Cities for a third day overnight. The press conference is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET/ 10:30 a.m. CT. Fires, looting and violence stemmed from outrage over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man seen on video begging for air as an officer pressed his knee into his neck. Walz on Thursday called in the National Guard to Minneapolis and...
    New York — Many people have pointed to the great gesture of the girl and they reflect on whether we adults should be more tolerant, inclusive and supportive. Let’s try to see the bright side of things. Let us make a joint effort to see that, among all the bad, there is something positive that gives us confidence in the human being. For example, confinement forces us to be isolated, away from people we love, but at the same...
              Gov. Tim Walz has requested federal financial assistance to help the Twin Cities recover from more than $500 million worth of damage caused by rioting. In a press release, Walz’s office said nearly 1,500 Twin Cities businesses were vandalized, burned, or looted during the late May riots, with current estimates of the damage exceeding $500 million. Walz asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to “declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota...
    The second season of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way introduced viewers to Tim, a 34-year-old American man looking to relocate to Colombia to be with his 29-year-old girlfriend, Melyza. During Sunday’s new episode, Tim will share more about the couple’s relationship, including the story of how he got caught cheating, according to a report from Entertainment Tonight. Tim and Melyza met at a bar during the Colombian woman’s visit to the United States. The pair immediately hit it...
    Actor-director Tim Robbins has compared U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Nazi SS, claiming that ICE’s mission is to “deport people of color” and carry out “ethnic cleansing in America.” The Shawshank Redemption star tweeted his wild allegations in response to The Nation‘s report this week that the Trump administration has classified ICE as a “security agency” to protect the identities of its employees. “ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America,”...