GOV. TIM WALZ

Minnesota House Democrats unveil package of budget bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Democrats have unveiled legislation that calls for more spending on education and recovery for those most affected by the pandemic while increasing taxes on wealthy residents and large companies. The package of legislation follows the $52.5 billion budget targets released by House Democrats late last month, which is more than both Democratic Gov. Tim…

Walz And Pawlenty Get COVID-19 Vaccine As Minnesota Hits Milestone

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and Gov. Tim Walz (D) get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 VaccineST. PAUL, Minn. — A milestone in Minnesota: one million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. It comes on the same day Gov. Tim Walz and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty each got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Vikings’ Twin Cities Orthopedics…

Walz quarantines after possible coronavirus exposure

ST. PAUL, MINN. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz is quarantining after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19. Walz was in a news conference with the infected staff member on Monday but was not within 6 feet of them for more than 15 minutes, which is what health officials define as close contact. The governor canceled a planned…

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz says he is easing several coronavirus restrictions, citing rising vaccinations and declining COVID-19 cases. Walz announced Friday that religious services will no longer have occupancy limits starting noon on Monday. Public venues will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, with a limit of 10,000 for outdoor venues starting April 1. This means…

Walz to announce rollback of COVID-19 restrictions Friday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz says he will announce a rollback of Minnesota’s COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings on Friday that will be “the biggest turn yet.” The announcement comes as Minnesota expanded vaccine eligibility to 1.8 million more people this week after surpassing its goal of getting 70% of seniors vaccinated. Regarding proms and graduations…

Physician Critic Of Handling of Pandemic Running for Minnesota Governor

CHASKA, Minn. — Former state Sen. Scott Jensen makes his Republican candidacy for governor official. The family physician has been critical of the state‚Äôs response to the pandemic and in interviews with Fox News and other media outlets has questioned federal guidelines around reporting COVID-19 deaths. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who is serving his first term, is expected to seek…

More Minnesotans eligible for coronavirus vaccine

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesota is expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine after reaching its goal of inoculating at least 70% of people 65 and older. The state will expand eligibility to the next two phases of Minnesotans at once. Walz said Tuesday the next two priority groups include people with underlying health conditions and those…