Executive order

Legal fund started for Minnesota businesses who plan to defy Walz’s COVID-19 restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota business owners who plan to open this week in defiance of Gov. Tim Walz’s coronavirus-related restrictions have started a GoFundMe account to cover legal fees. The group named ReOpen Minnesota hopes to raise $100,000. On its Facebook page, ReOpen Minnesota called for “a complete revocation of Gov. Walz’s emergency powers.” The group’s statement says…

Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks forced to close for violating executive order

Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz's four week closing of bars and restaurants.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. – Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks is closed for three days after the business opened up to dine in customers defying Governor Tim Walz’s Covid-19 guidelines Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz’s four week closing of bars and restaurants. Owner Jane Moss says in a statement in part: “What…

Gov. Burgum issues executive order ensuring election integrity, timely results

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signs an executive order allowing county auditors to begin processing absentee ballots this coming Thursday. The order is to ensure election workers have time to verify voter information and ensure election integrity and timely results on Election Day. The North Dakota Secretary of State says more than 205,000 absentee and mail ballots…

14 Minnesota bars and restaurants caught violating Executive Order

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety sent 14 warning letters to bars and restaurants caught violating Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-74. According to the Executive Order, bar and restaurant employees are required to wear masks, place tables more than six feet apart and serve to no more than 50 percent capacity. Between July 4 and July 13,…

Gov. Walz issues statewide mask mandate to begin July 25

Minnesota becomes one of 30 states to issue mask mandates.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Wednesday requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks indoors. The mask mandate goes into effect on Saturday, July 25. The mandate affects everyone except children five-years-old and under and people with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that makes it difficult to wear a mask. Anyone caught willfully violating…

Gov. Burgum extends driver license renewals until August 31

Anyone looking to renew a license will be required to make an appointment.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order to extend vehicle registrations and driver license renewals until August 21. The new executive order replaces an old one which waived expiration dates for registrations and driver licenses. Anyone looking to renew a license will be required to make an appointment and only people renewing a North Dakota driver license will be…

WATCH LIVE: Trump to sign executive order on police reform Tuesday at 11 a.m.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is set to announce executive actions on police reform Tuesday in response to growing calls for action in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other black Americans. Senate Republicans are also preparing a package of policing changes, a sudden shift for the Republican Party, demonstrating how quickly widespread protests over police brutality and racial injustice are transforming national…

Gov. Doug Burgum Plans To Let Businesses Reopen Friday, If Trends Continue

Businesses Were Forced To Close At Noon on Friday March 20, 2020 In An Executive Order

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is ready to put North Dakota Smart Restart into action. With a positive COVID-19 rate around 4.2% he is ready to allow bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses to reopen if the current trends continue. “If these hold over the next couple of days our intention would be to let the current executive orders…

Governor Walz Expands List of Outdoor Recreation Activities for Minnesotans

The Executive Order will go into effect on April 18 at 5 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an Executive Order on Friday expanding the list of outdoor recreational activities that are allowed during the Stay-at-Home order. Minnesotans will be able to enjoy activities such as golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking all while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Residents are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities close to their home. Gov….