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              Gov. Tim Walz recently filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him regarding his use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed on May 28 by four members of the New House Republican Caucus, the Free Minnesota Coalition, and at least eight businesses across the state. The complaint argues that the governor does not have the authority to “suspend the constitutional rights of Minnesotans.” Another argument in...
              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...
    This from the AP: “Gov. Tim Walz requested money Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help Minnesota rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd. Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following Floyd’s killing on May 25 … . Current estimates of the total damage exceed $500 million, the governor wrote ….” Another AP story says, “State officials said Thursday...
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration in his state due to “extensive fire damage” and other destruction in the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives,” Walz said in a...
    Gov. Tim Walz is asking the riots after the death of George Floyd be declared a federal disaster, opening the way for funds to help rebuild. As much as $500 million in damages was reported, most of that to privately-owned buildings set afire during the unrest. Nearly 1,500 businesses were damaged during the riots, which lasted several days and nights. State officials say about $15 million of public infrastructure was also damaged. The riots, which began May 27, required the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday asked the federal government to help rebuild communities that sustained damage during the protests over the killing of George Floyd. Walz said the unrest resulted in the destruction of critical public infrastructure. Nearly 1,500 Twin Cities businesses were affected by vandalism, fire or theft. Current damage estimates exceed $500 million, Walz said. “We’re asking our federal partners to help our communities recover,” Walz said in a release. Walz says the federal...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday asked the federal government to help rebuild communities that sustained damage during the protests over the killing of George Floyd. Walz said the unrest resulted in the destruction of critical public infrastructure. Nearly 1,500 Twin Cities businesses were affected by vandalism, fire or theft. Current damage estimates exceed $500 million, Walz said. “Were asking our federal partners to help our communities recover,” Walz said in a release. Walz says the federal...
    Washington (CNN)Campaigning as the candidate of law and order, President Donald Trump keeps claiming that he is the one who got the National Guard deployed to deal with rioting in Minnesota.According to Trump and his team, Trump made the Guard deployment happen over the objections of the states Democratic leaders.I brought it out five days after they started. They wouldnt use the National Guard. I brought the National Guard to -- I told them, I said, You got to get...
              Gov. Tim Walz said a statewide mask mandate to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is “on the table” during a Monday press conference. According to Walz, Republican governors who participated in a Monday phone call with Vice President Mike Pence were also “exploring the idea.” The governor prefers to “use the carrot rather than the stick,” but said “everything is on the table.” “The best thing we can do is keep social...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Tuesday announced a public-private partnership with notable Minnesota philanthropic and business leaders that’s aimed at getting students access to technology and adequate internet access. The ConnectMN partnership includes Best Buy, Comcast, Blandin Foundation, Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation and the Minnesota Business Partnership, in collaboration with the state. Walz and Flanagan say ConnectMN’s goal is to bring technology and internet access to students across the...
    MinnPost photo by Peter CallaghanGov. Tim Walz said Monday that failure to adhere to the rules set up by his administration could force him to dial back opening rules or not expand existing rules as quickly as he might have.Gov. Tim Walz on Monday warned Minnesota bar and restaurant owners, and their customers, that he will take action, including shutting them down, if they don’t follow guidelines to stem COVID-19 infections. Large outbreaks involving at least four bars in Minneapolis...
    If Minnesota bars are going to stay open, and if bar patrons want to be able to go to the bars, something’s gonna have to change. That was the message from Gov. Tim Walz and Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm Monday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases associated with bar-going has shot into the hundreds while reports come from throughout the state of establishments and patrons ignoring state restrictions that have the force of law. “At some point in time,...
    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. For the foreseeable future, MinnPost will be providing daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota, published following the press phone call with members of the Walz administration each afternoon. Here are the latest updates from June 29, 2020: 35,861 confirmed cases; 1,435 deaths Testing goal met Walz not ruling out mask...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota reported 10 more deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, the same day state officials said they had reached their goal of being able to test as many as 20,000 people a day. Gov. Tim Walz set the daily testing goal two months ago, calling it at the time a key for the state to successfully manage the pandemic. Walz touted a partnership between the state, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota to build...
    Coronavirus: Latest News | Community Resources | COVID-19 Info | Download Our App | CBSN Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Monday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that Minnesota has hit its “moonshot” testing goal of having the capacity for 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day. To date, the state has also completed more than half a million COVID-19 tests — approximately 592,955. Gov. Walz says the milestone is thanks to Minnesota’s advanced COVID-19 testing program, first announced months ago. “I am proud of the Minnesota Department of Health’s partnership with Mayo...
    Coronavirus: Latest News | Community Resources | COVID-19 Info | Download Our App | CBSN Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Monday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that Minnesota has hit its “moonshot” testing goal of 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day. The state has also completed more than half a million COVID-19 tests — a little over 600,000. Gov. Walz says the milestone is thanks to Minnesota’s advanced COVID-19 testing program, first announced months ago. “I am proud of the Minnesota Department of Health’s partnership with Mayo Clinic, the University of...
            by Scott McClallen  Gov. Tim Walz said $853 million will be distributed statewide to provide relief to Minnesotans battered by the COVID-19 pandemic starting the week of June 29. The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. About $841 million will fund government services and businesses in Minnesota counties, cities, and towns, while $12 million will fund food banks. Local government groups have urged Walz to distribute the money...
              The Minnesota Legislature’s recent special session ended with no major accomplishments, but the eight-day session will still cost taxpayers an estimated $108,000. The special session concluded on June 20 after Republicans in the Senate and Democrats in the House failed to reach an agreement on police reform legislation, the allocation of federal coronavirus relief funds, and other leftover business from the regular session, such as a borrowing package for public infrastructure projects. Gov....
            by Steve Karnowski  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz approved plans Thursday to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus aid to cities and counties across Minnesota, along with another $12 million for food banks and food shelves that have seen a surge in demand since the pandemic hit the state. The money comes from the $2.1 billion that Minnesota received under a sweeping federal economic rescue law known as the CARES Act. The state will distribute...
    In the Pioneer Press, Dave Orrick writes: “Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday approved $841 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for local governments throughout Minnesota that have been shackled with costs responding to the pandemic. The plan has widespread support from state lawmakers in both parties and seemed destined for approval more than a week ago until partisan standoffs over other issues derailed it in a weeklong special session of the Legislature. The federal CARES Act essentially gave Walz the...
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz approved plans Thursday to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus aid to cities and counties across Minnesota, along with another $12 million for food banks and food shelves that have seen a surge in demand since the pandemic hit the state. The money comes from the $2.1 billion that Minnesota received under a sweeping federal economic rescue law known as the CARES Act. The state will distribute the $841...
    Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday approved $841 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for local governments throughout Minnesota that have been shackled with costs responding to the pandemic. The plan has widespread support from state lawmakers in both parties, and seemed destined for approval more than a week ago until partisan standoffs over other issues derailed it in a weeklong special session of the Legislature. Under the federal CARES Act, that essentially gave Walz the power to distribute the funds...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan unveiled the plan to distribute $853 million in CARES Act money throughout the state of Minnesota as business continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the money, Walz says $841 million will be distributed throughout Minnesota’s counties and cities to support the local governments’ COVID-19 relief efforts. The remaining $12 million will end up being given to food shelves and food banks. There have been about 300,000 Minnesotans...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump says he is running for re-election as the “law and order” candidate. He claims he sent National Guard troops to Minneapolis to restore order after the death of George Floyd — but that never happened. To hear the president tell it, Minnesota did not act quickly enough to stop the violence and destruction in Minneapolis, so he stepped in. “And we saved it by me enforcing and sending the troops in, the National Guard....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Special Session came to a crashing halt Saturday morning passing none of the major bills both sides were hoping for. While the debate around a police reform proposal received a lot of attention, the legislature’s failure to agree on other issues is having an impact on the bottom line of communities statewide. There was no deal on an estimated $1.35 billion infrastructure and jobs bonding bill, and no deal on distributing $841 million in COVID-19...