GOV. TIM WALZ

GOP Endorses Candidate Dr. Scott Jensen for Governor of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Republicans endorse Scott Jensen for governor during a convention that included allegations of dirty campaigning between second and third-place candidates. “No offer was ever made to Mike Murphy. Not one,” Kendall Qualls told delegates that Murphy had come to his war room seeking a job in his administration. “Because he didn’t get his way, he stormed…

Gov. Walz Signs Veterans Bill Into Law

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Gov Tim Walz has signed a bill to address veteran services and homelessness. The state house passed the bill last Friday, one day after it cleared the senate. It includes over $52 million for veterans affairs. Sixteen point five million is being set aside for veterans’ homes. Nearly $25 million will be given in the form…

Gov. Tim Walz Authorizes National Guard to Support Emergency Flood Operations in Northwestern Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Following severe spring storms across northwestern Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today declared a peacetime emergency and authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide support for emergency flood operations, including personnel, equipment, and resources. The assistance is authorized via Emergency Executive Order 22-08. “When our neighbors are in trouble, we step up to lend a hand,” said Governor…

Walz to visit Moorhead Tuesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz will travel to Moorhead Tuesday to discuss public safety issues with city leaders. A spokesperson in the governor’s office says Walz is scheduled to meet with Mayor Shelly Carlson, Police Chief Shannon Monroe and others. According to a press release, the governor will hold a roundtable discussion focused on what his $300…

Walz signs ALS bill by senator with the disease

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz has signed a $25 million bill to fund research into ALS that was authored by a veteran state senator from the Iron Range who has the disease. Sen. David Tomassoni, of Chisholm, took up the cause after disclosing last year that he had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The 69-year-old’s case…

Walz plan for surplus includes bigger tax rebate checks

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Gov. Tim Walz has released an updated plan for how to spend the state’s enormous budget surplus, including a proposal for income tax rebate checks of $1,000 per couple. The governor’s supplemental budget proposal follows last month’s announcement that the state’s budget surplus has grown to $9.25 billion. Walz wants to issue tax rebate checks of $500…

Four Candidates for Two Seats In MN’s Seventh Judicial District

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Gov. Tim Walz will have to pick from four candidates to fill two vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District. The Commission on Judicial Selection is recommending Leah duCharme, a senior shareholder at Gjesdahl Law; Heidi Schultz, an Assistant Todd County Attorney; Greta Smolnisky, a District Court Referee; and Stormy Vickers, he specializes in criminal defense…

Walz calls special election to fill Hagedorn’s seat

Rep. Jim HagedornST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday officially called a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in southern Minnesota after U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn died last week following a battle with kidney cancer. A special primary will be held on May 24 followed by the special election on Aug. 9. Candidates for the special…