GOV. TIM WALZ

Veteran’s Day Events Planned For The Region

Monday is Veteran's Day

FARGO, N.D. — Monday is Veteran’s Day and there are a number of events planned to commemorate the day. A Veterans Day Ceremony with United Patriotic Bodies will be held at Fargo Civic Center at 11 a.m. Gov. Doug Burgum will pay tribute to military veterans at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck at 10 a.m. Gov. Tim Walz…

Fitness Icon To Cut Ribbon On New Fitness Center At Breckenridge Elementary School

Jake "Body by Jake" Steinfeld and students will cut the ribbon Tuesday

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Breckenridge Elementary students will have a new place to run around and learn physical fitness. Famed fitness icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld and students will cut the ribbon Tuesday on the school’s newly gifted “Don’t Quit! Fitness Center”. Breckenridge Elementary was one of three Minnesota schools selected along with Coleraine and Woodbury. They are being rewarded…

Jade Rosenfeldt Appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District

Rosenfeldt is currently with Vogel Law Firm

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz has appointed Jade Rosenfeldt as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is a new District Court judgeship that became effective July 1 and will be chambered in Moorhead. Rosenfeldt is currently with Vogel Law Firm. Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan says Rosenfeldt demonstrates a remarkable range of experience in the legal…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…

Tribal Overpayments Take Center Stage At State Senate Hearing In St. Paul

$25 million was overpaid to the White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

      ST. PAUL, Minn. — A state senate hearing on turmoil at the Department of Human Services in Minnesota turns to talk of overpayments. $25 million was overpaid to the White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The money was paid for substance abuse therapy treatments covered under Medicaid over five years. Sen. Michelle Benson chairs…

Gov. Walz Pushes For Gun Control Hearings And Appoints New DHS Commissioner

Walz says he wants a special session and he supports universal background checks and so-called "red flag" protective orders

Gov. Tim Walz & Jodi HarpsteadST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says it would be “counterproductive” to call the Minnesota Legislature into special session on gun violence only to watch Senate Republicans adjourn without holding any hearings or moving forward with gun control bills. “And I spent the day out at Game Fair where our most experienced firearms owners…

DHS Overpaid White Earth Nation $11 Million, Also Overpaid Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

The money was paid out for substance abuse therapy treatments covered under Medicaid over five years

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz confirming that the Minnesota Department of Human Services overpaid White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe over $25 million. The money was paid out for substance abuse therapy treatments covered under Medicaid over five years. Walz says his administration uncovered the issue when he took office back in January. A spokesman…

Tony Lourey Resigns as Walz’s Human Services Commissioner

He leaves just days after two deputy commissioners announced their departures also without explanation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Gov. Tim Walz’s Human Services commissioner has resigned just six months after being appointed. The governor’s office announced Tony Lourey’s resignation on Monday without explanation. He leaves just days after two deputy commissioners announced their departures also without explanation. Lourey says in a resignation letter that a new leader is necessary to carry out the…

Gov. Walz To Have Surgery, Transfer Power To Lt. Governor

Walz is being treated for a medial meniscus tear, an injury common for runners

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganST. PAUL, MN —┬áMinnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced that he will have surgery on his left knee on Thursday and transfer power to the Lieutenant Governor. Walz is being treated for a medial meniscus tear, an injury common for runners. He will transfer power to Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan while he is under general anesthetic….

Gov. Walz Considers Special Session to Help Diabetics

Walz says he's open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can't afford the cost of insulin,

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says he’s open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can’t afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal. A measure that would have established an emergency insulin program had broad support during the legislative session, but was left out of budget bills. The program would…