GOV. TIM WALZ

Gov. Walz announces $56.6 million proposal for emergency child care grants

Eligible child care providers will receive grant money over three months.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced their $56.6 million Coronavirus Relief Fund proposal that will support child care providers on Tuesday. The proposal provides grants to family child care providers, child care centers and eligible certified centers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many child care providers have lost revenue due to smaller group sizes, additional…

Minnesota Governor Asked To Consider Face Mask Mandate

Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require masks in public statewide amid concerns that the spike in coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota. Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use. Medical groups in Minnesota and the state Health Department are backing a mandate. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm…

Minnesota reaches milestone of 20,000 daily COVID-19 test capacity

The state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota has reached its goal of completing 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily. Gov. Tim Walz announced the milestone during a press conference on Monday. Walz also said the state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date. The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota were major components to reaching the goal. Both sites are not able to…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to highlight importance of police accountability and reform during press conference at 10 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press conference to discuss passing strong police reform and accountability measures during Minnesota’s special legislative session. The press conference is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Walz will be joined by Lt. Gov. Peggy flanagan, Attorney General Keith Ellison, legislators and public safety officials. KVRR will stream the conference on…

Governor Walz approves $62 million for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Businesses with 50 or less employees can apply for up to $10,000.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill on Tuesday approving $62 million in grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bill includes $60 million from the federal CARES Act and $2.5 million from DEED’s Emergency Loan Program. Half of the funding will go to Greater Minnesota businesses, at least $10 million will go to minority-owned businesses, $2.5 million…

Governor Walz extends peacetime emergency

The extended declaration will last until July 13.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency. The peacetime emergency declaration allows the state to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic strategically. According to Gov. Walz, the declaration will protect Minnesotans against evictions and wage garnishments, provide expedited PPE shipments and will protect workers from unsafe conditions. “Minnesotans’ health and safety is our top priority, and the…

WATCH LIVE: Minnesota governor, legislative leaders to roll out police reform bill in response to George Floyd’s death at 3 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–On Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders will roll out a police reform bill that will be the focus of the special session that starts Friday. The proposed changes to policing include use of force, funding for alternatives to policing and greater police oversight. The bill was drafted in response to the killing of George Floyd,…

WATCH LIVE: Governor Walz to discuss police accountability and Minnesota’s economic recovery at 3 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press conference to discuss police accountability and Minnesota’s economic recovery on Wednesday. The press conference is expected to begin at 3 p.m. Walz will be joined by Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. KVRR will stream the press conference on KVRR.com and our Facebook page. Categories: Minnesota News Tags: economy, GOV. TIM WALZ, police…

Governor Tim Walz orders moment of silence for George Floyd

The moment of silence will begin at 11 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is asking Minnesotans to spend eight minutes and 46 seconds in silence to honor George Floyd on Tuesday. The moment of silence will begin at 11 a.m. to mark the start of Floyd’s funeral service in Texas. Walz said, “The world watched in horror as George Floyd’s humanity was taken away from him. We will…