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WATCH: MN Governor State of the State

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will deliver the annual State of the State Address at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5. You can watch the State of the State right here on KVRR.COM as well as the KVRR Facebook page. As of Sunday, there have been at least 900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide, and 29 deaths attributed to the virus. “The peak will…

Governor Walz to Self-Quarantine After Contact With COVID-19

He will be in quarantine from March 23 until April 6.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Governor Tim Waz announced he is self-quarantining himself for 14 days after one of his security detail’s tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday night. Walz was in close proximity to the individual last week. He will be in quarantine from March 23 until April 6. Walz said, “I’m using this as an opportunity to lead by example. Though I’m…

First COVID-19 Death Reported In Minnesota, Total of 138 Cases In the State

Victim contracted the virus through contact with another COVID-19 case

(FOX 9) – Minnesota has reported its first COVID-19 death, officials announced Saturday. The state now has 138 cases. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the death occurred March 19 in a Ramsey County resident in their 80s who recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was the contact of an earlier confirmed case. “Gwen and I extend our deepest sympathies to…

Gov. Walz not ready for shelter in place order

He is expecting for Coronavirus cases to jump rapidly.

MINNESOTA – Gov. Walz says although he is not ready to order residents to shelter in place, it could happen soon if things worsen quickly. Walz says he will continue to ask the federal government for more tests as the state has only been able to test two thousand people. He signed an executive order to stop people from taking…

WATCH TODAY: FM Leaders Discuss Bar/Restaurant Closings, MN Gov. Walz on Latest, White House Covid-19 Briefing

All can be seen on KVRR.COM as well as KVRR Facebook Page

KVRR will carry several informational briefings Friday, March 20 concerning COVID-19. 9:30 a.m. Fargo, West Fargo and Horace Mayors, Cass County Chair and Business Leaders will discuss North Dakota Governor Burgum’s closing of bars and restaurants. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Estimated Time) President Trump will hold a White House Briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force. 2:00 p.m. Minnesota Governor…

MN Governor Directs K-12 Schools To Close To Deal With Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools will be closed to students by Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27 to accommodate this planning between school staff, teachers, and administrators.

Minnesota closes schools due to COVID-19 Minnesota governor announces temporary closure of K-12 public schools. Details of the closures: https://bit.ly/2TPNqqj Posted by Fox 9 on Sunday, March 15, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-02, authorizing the temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools to students in order for school administrators and teachers…

New Survey Shows Surge in Vaping by Minnesota Young People

Minnesota now has 55 confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related severe lung injuries.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–A new survey says one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days, a 54% increase from the same survey in 2016. The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday the jump among 8th graders was even more significant, with 11% reporting vaping in the preceding 30 days, nearly double the 2016 figure….

Walz Considering Legislation to Pay College Athletes

Walz says college athletics is a multi-billion dollar business and athletes should have a right to agent representation.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz says he’s willing to look at legislation that would allow college athletes in Minnesota to hire agents and make money off endorsements, like the law signed in California. Walz says he’s always been fairly uncomfortable with NCAA rules that prohibit athletes from earning endorsements. California’s first-in-the-nation law is cast as an attempt to bring more…

Walz Urges House-Senate Negotiations on Insulin Bills

As soon as they negotiate a solution, Walz said he will call a special session on emergency health care issues.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has called on House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders to negotiate a compromise between their competing insulin affordability proposals so he can call a special session. Walz said in a letter Tuesday to Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka that he’s encouraged by recent legislative hearings on the proposals….

Governor Walz Launches the Missing and Murdered Indigenious Women Task Force

The MMIW Task Force draws attention to the disproportionate rates of murder and violence experienced by indigenous women and girls.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan launched the first meeting of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force on Thursday. The meeting launched with a ceremonial bill signing with advocates, tribal representatives, law enforcement, and elected officials. The MMIW Task Force draws attention to the disproportionate rates of murder and violence experienced by indigenous…