GOV. TIM WALZ

Walz to visit Minnesota historical sites

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz plans to visit several American history monuments across Minnesota this week as part of a call for peace and civility following an attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last week. Walz’s first stop will be the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on Tuesday, followed by Wasioja Historic District in…

Indoor service for bars, restaurants resumes in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Beginning today (Jan. 11) Minnesota bars and restaurants may resume indoor service with limits, as COVID-19 cases have been declining. The eased restrictions returns bars and restaurants about to where they were before Gov. Tim Walz imposed a ban on restaurant dining  in response to soaring cases in November. Indoor service can resume at 50% capacity…

Walz loosens Minnesota’s COVID-19 restrictions

INDOOR DINING CAN RESUME JAN. 11

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz has announced several changes to a long list of coronavirus-related executive orders. The loosened restrictions will go into effect Jan. 11. “The situation in Minnesota is undeniably better than it was last month,” Walz said. “We have reasons to be optimistic, and Minnesotans’ sacrifice and commitment to their communities helped change the…

Walz extends bar, restaurant restrictions, some schools to open next month

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced plans on Wednesday to get children back into elementary schools as well as ease some restrictions on fitness centers and other businesses that were shuttered last month. The governor updated the state’s Safe Learning Plan used by schools across the state on Wednesday to allow all elementary schools to operate in-person…

Liquor License Suspended At Boardwalk Bar & Grill In East Grand Forks

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A bar in East Grand Forks has its liquor license suspended after the owner continues violating the governor’s executive order despite a citation and restraining order. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement division suspended the liquor license of Boardwalk Bar & Grill. The 60-day suspension is effective now until February 9. Owner…

Staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes, National Guard deployed

St. Paul, Minn. – A surge in COVID-19 cases has led to critical staffing shortages at some Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities, forcing the state to send the National Guard to help out. Gov. Tim Walz’s administration has also emailed state employees, asking them to consider volunteering at care facilities for two-week stints. The email says says no…