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President Biden Praises Gov. Walz Over COVID-19 Vaccine Numbers

THE WHITE HOUSE: — President Joe Biden praising Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for the state’s success in getting COVID-19 vaccines into arms. During a virtual roundtable on vaccines, President Biden told Walz, “I think you’re responsible, I know you are, for saving thousands of lives.” More than 60% of Minnesotans 16 and older have the vaccine, one of the highest…

Gov. Walz eases COVID-19 restrictions

"For our local businesses the pandemic has been a really long road and it's finally nice to see some light at the end of the tunnel."

MINNESOTA (KVRR)  -A decrease in case numbers and increase in vaccinations is leading Governor Tim Walz to update Minnesota’s COVID-19 mitigation measures. Governor Tim Walz is giving Minnesotans a sigh of relief as he further eases restrictions for the state to reach normalcy a year after the pandemic began. “It was a year ago today that we declared a state…

Minnesota expands vaccine eligibility ahead of schedule

The state is moving through its timeline of vaccine prioritizations quicker than anticipated

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the state is reaching its goal of vaccinating 70% of people 65 years and older this week. That puts the state’s timeline several weeks ahead of schedule. “This is good news, Minnesota,” said Walz at Tuesday’s press conference. “There’s still a much higher demand than there is a supply, but the supply…

Minnesota House Republicans urge Gov. Walz to ease business restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – With COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations on the decline in Minnesota, Republicans are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to loosen restrictions. House Minority Leader Rep. Kurt Daudt says Minnesota is lagging behind neighboring and other states in reopening restaurants and events. Walz has said he plans on announcing new guidelines in the coming days. Rep….

Gov. Tim Walz announces next steps in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

People with specific high-risk health conditions and targeted essential workers will be eligible in April

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota’s vaccine plan moving forward focuses on those who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic: the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, BIPOC communities, and essential workers. Gov. Tim Walz says he wants 70% of Minnesotans 65 years and older vaccinated by the end of March. Vaccine eligibility will be expanded once that goal is reached. “This…

Gov. Walz lays out 2022-23 budget proposal including tax hike on top earners

Walz recommends expanding the Working Family Tax Credit for more than 300,000 households

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes an over $52 billion, two-year budget with an emphasis on COVID-19 recovery. It includes tax hikes on the state’s highest earners and corporations. The bulk of his budget focuses on ensuring students catch up on learning, and supporting small businesses and working families. Despite a $1.2 billion budget deficit, Walz is…

Governor Walz discusses security measures ahead of Biden’s inauguration

According to Walz, the FBI put out a bulletin calling attention to threats to the 50 capitals.

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz discusses threats to the Minnesota State Capitol ahead of Inauguration Day. “Shame on this country if we try and normalize what’s happening here. Shame if we don’t hold those that made this situation accountable,” Governor Walz said. Following the riots that took place at the U.S Capitol and the possible threats to other cities, Governor…

Crow Wing County restaurant fined for reopening, liquor license suspended

MERRIFIELD, Minn. — Minnesota’s Attorney General’s office takes action against a Crow Wing County restaurant for violating Gov. Tim Walz’s order prohibiting indoor dining. After nearly two decades of working in the hospitality industry, Jeff McCulloch never expected this is where owning a restaurant would take him. “My last straw was when my employees were filing for unemployment and they…

Moorhead bar disappointed in shutdown extension but will not defy Gov.’s order

Legends Bar & Grill employees say curbside pickup and delivery are not enough to survive on

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Besides the occasional phone call coming in, it’s unusually quiet inside Legends Bar & Grill in Moorhead. The restaurant has been closed to dine-in customers since Gov. Tim Walz imposed a four-week shutdown last month. “We’re exhausted as a business and as employees,” says Legends media specialist and bartender Baylee Engquist. “Not so much on the side…

MN Governor Walz expected to extend pause on indoor dining through the holidays

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants in Minnesota closed for indoor service through the holidays. Walz is expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday on extending the restrictions he imposed last month for a four-week “pause” that was due to expire Friday. The governor’s order also closed fitness centers and other places…