LIVE: Gov. Walz to Address Minnesota’s Latest Efforts to Combat COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press briefing to discuss Minnesota’s latest efforts to combat COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health has reported 789 positive cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths. For more information, visit Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-MN, Health, Minnesota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. TIM WALZ, Minnesota Department of Health, PRESS BRIEFING

Minnesota has 1,700 Frozen Samples Waiting on Coronavirus Testing but Tests are in Short Supply

Walz says he is hearing the same thing from other governors.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Governor Tim Walz says he is deeply concerned there is not enough testing available in Minnesota for officials to combat the coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the governor says there are 1,700 frozen, untested samples waiting to be tested for COVID-19. In recent days, state officials, along with other leaders around the country, have said the…

Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against Vaping Manufacturer Juul

It accuses Juul of deceptive trade practices, false advertising and violating consumer protection laws

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is suing Juul Labs, the nation’s biggest producer of electronic cigarette products, for deceiving consumers and harming the state’s youth. “They will use their merchant of doubt playbook to tell us we’re bad parents,” said Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz. “To tell us we have bad kids. To tell us that we should have known,…

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…