GOV. TIM WALZ

Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly Leaving Agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly is leaving the agency, leaving Gov. Tim Walz with a third open cabinet position to fill. Unlike the other two, Bauerly is leaving on her own. In a statement announcing her departure, Walz praised Bauerly and said there would be a competitive hiring process to replace her. The Republican-controlled Senate has…

Governor Walz to continue Statewide Safe Learning Tour in Moorhead on Tuesday

Moorhead will mark Walz's ninth stop on the Statewide Safe Learning Tour.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz will be making a stop in Moorhead on Tuesday as part of his Statewide Safe Learning Tour. Walz will greet nutrition staff and visit with students and teachers at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary at approximately 11:15. Moorhead Superintendent Dr. Brandon Lunak and S.G. Reinertsen Principal Josh St. Louis will join Gov. Walz as he thanks students and…

Minnesota calls on Trump, Biden to follow virus guidelines

Trump has a rally scheduled for Friday in Bemidji.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has urged the campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden to abide by the state’s guidelines for slowing the coronavirus when they visit Minnesota on Friday. Trump may be running as the “law and order” candidate, but that hasn’t stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders as he holds…

Gov. Tim Walz, health officials say Minnesota is reaching tipping point ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Walz says case numbers are not going down because people are continuing to gather socially.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has remained largely consistent throughout most of the summer, but the department of health says the state should have been seeing a decrease during the warmer months. “We have been walking along the edge of a high plateau for quite some time. Since early July when we started seeing…

LIVE: Governor Walz, health leaders provide COVID-19 update ahead of Labor Day weekend

The press conference will be held Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state health officials will be providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic as Minnesotans prepare for the long Labor Day weekend and the coming fall. Joining Walz will be Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University…

Man charged with threatening to kill Gov. Walz

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kill Gov. Tim Walz over his endorsement of Rep. Ilhan Omar for Congress has been charged in Ramsey County District Court. A criminal complaint filed Thursday says 51-year-old Shawn Simonson, of Blaine, left a message on the governor’s public State Capitol line Aug. 2 that threatened to leave Walz’s…

Governor Walz deploys Minnesota National Guard and State Patrol amid Minneapolis unrest

MINNEAPOLIS–Gov. Tim Walz has declared a Peacetime Emergency in Minneapolis after several nights of unrest. Additionally, at the request of the Mayor of Minneapolis, Gov. Walz mobilized the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota State Patrol. The National Guard and State Patrol will help local authorities disperse crowds, prevent looting and make arrests. Walz said, “Minneapolis, it’s time to heal. We…

Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency And It’s Upheld By Democrat-Controlled House

Senate Denies Confirming His Pick For Commissioner of Labor and Industry

ST. PAUL, Minn. (8:15pm Update) — Gov. Tim Walz is dealt a blow by the Republican-led Minnesota Senate during today’s special session. They voted to deny the confirmation of Nancy Leppink as Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said she wasn’t working out and that he asked Walz to find her another role. The Senate also…

Gov. Tim Walz releases Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota schools

The plan allows for school districts to decide on one of three models; in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is taking a localized, data-driven approach to send K-12 students back to school this fall. School districts will have the ultimate say in what that will look like. “School districts and charter schools will be in one of three models; in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid-of the two,” said Lt. Gov. of Minnesota, Peggy Flanagan….

Minnesota Governor announces state’s learning plan for 2020-21 school year

Gov. Tim Walz to announce state's back-to-school plan Gov. Tim Walz announcing the state’s learning plan for the upcoming 2020-21 school year in Minnesota. https://bit.ly/3105oZDGov. Posted by Fox 9 on Thursday, July 30, 2020   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota state officials on Thursday unveiled a plan to reopen schools this fall that gives districts some flexibility to toggle between in-person…