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Gov. Walz requests federal support to help rebuild after civil unrest

Nearly 1,500 businesses were vandalized, set on fire or looted during the riots.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Governor Tim Walz is requesting financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after civil unrest caused extensive damage to public infrastructure. Nearly 1,500 businesses were vandalized, set on fire or looted during the riots that followed the murder of George Floyd. Gov. Walz is also requesting President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for the State of…

Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

WATCH LIVE: Governor Walz update on COVID-19

Gov. Walz is announcing the next phase of the COVID-19 reopening which will likely include dropping restrictions to gyms and indoor dining. More information: https://bit.ly/30c1fTBLive stream: https://www.fox9.com/live Posted by Fox 9 on Friday, June 5, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN — Today, Friday, June 5, 2020, Governor Tim Walz will announce next steps in the state’s response to COVID-19. Governor…

Minnesota National Guard activated in Clay County because of “credible threats” during protests planned on Friday

Fargo Police Department is boarding up their windows.

ST.PAUL, MINN. – Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order late Wednesday night activating the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety and protection for Clay County and surrounding areas during demonstrations planned in Fargo in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “The Minnesota National Guard stands ready to provide protection for all Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “While Minnesotans turn their…

WATCH LIVE: MN Governor Walz talks about additional charges in George Floyd death

Livestream: Governor Tim Walz responds to Attorney General Keith Ellison's announcement and provides an update on tonight's curfew extension | June 3, 2020 Posted by TPT – Twin Cities PBS on Wednesday, June 3, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN — Today, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Governor Tim Walz will respond to Attorney General Keith Ellison’s charging decision and provide an…

Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd is in Custody

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin. The arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as…

Minnesota Records 17 More COVID-19 Deaths

(FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 17 new deaths from COVID-19 Saturday as the state’s death toll from the disease rose to 869. Minnesota also recorded more than 700 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases the state has seen so far to 20,573. There are currently 553 people hospitalized for COVID-19, with 207 of them in the ICU–a new…

Governor Walz Announces New COVID-19 Testing Website

The website will help identify who needs to be tested.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz announced a new website aimed at helping Minnesotans locate the nearest COVID-19 testing site. The website will also help identify who needs to be tested for the virus by using an interactive screening tool. Gov. Walz says, “Access to COVID-19 testing is critical to moving Minnesota forward during this pandemic. This tool will help make…

Governor Walz Expands List of Outdoor Recreation Activities for Minnesotans

The Executive Order will go into effect on April 18 at 5 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an Executive Order on Friday expanding the list of outdoor recreational activities that are allowed during the Stay-at-Home order. Minnesotans will be able to enjoy activities such as golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking all while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Residents are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities close to their home. Gov….