Celebration Of “Free the Growler” Bill Turns To Talk of Surplus and Gun Control

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lieutenant Gov. Peggy Flanagan are celebrating the passage of the “Free the Growler” bill with stops at breweries. The governor held a ceremonial signing of the bill at a brewery in Coon Rapids on Wednesday and Thursday in Rochester. The bill raises the cap on growler sales, allows more off-sale…

DFL Nominates Top Candidates At Convention With Little Opposition

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KVRR)– The DFL has nominated it’s top candidates for state offices including governor, lt. governor, attorney general and secretary of state during its convention in Rochester over the weekend. Attorney General Keith Ellison was nominated for a second term during the party convention Saturday night in Rochester. Party delegates endorsed Steve Simon for Secretary of State, an office…

LIVE: Governor Walz, health leaders provide COVID-19 update ahead of Labor Day weekend

The press conference will be held Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state health officials will be providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic as Minnesotans prepare for the long Labor Day weekend and the coming fall. Joining Walz will be Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University…

Gov. Tim Walz releases Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota schools

The plan allows for school districts to decide on one of three models; in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is taking a localized, data-driven approach to send K-12 students back to school this fall. School districts will have the ultimate say in what that will look like. “School districts and charter schools will be in one of three models; in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid-of the two,” said Lt. Gov. of Minnesota, Peggy Flanagan….

Governor Walz announces $100 million in housing assistance, homelessness prevention

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced a $100 million housing assistance plan on Tuesday. The plan will help prevent evictions, homelessness and maintain stability for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Relief Fund, authorized by the CARES Act, will provide the funding for the plan. Additionally, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency also launched…

Gov. Walz calls special legislative session for police reform and accountability

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz plans to convene a special legislative session to push for police reform and accountability on July 13. Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have previously shown support for the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus’ police reform recommendations as well as the Attorney General’s Police-Involved Deadly Force Encounters Working Group. The proposals from…

Gov. Walz To Have Surgery, Transfer Power To Lt. Governor

Walz is being treated for a medial meniscus tear, an injury common for runners

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced that he will have surgery on his left knee on Thursday and transfer power to the Lieutenant Governor. Walz is being treated for a medial meniscus tear, an injury common for runners. He will transfer power to Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan while he is under general anesthetic….

Governor Walz To Push Education Proposal During Statewide Tour

Walz is scheduled to be at MSUM in Moorhead on Wednesday

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan are launching a statewide tour on Monday. They will spend four days making 10 stops across the state to push their education proposal. It includes around $520 million for the per-pupil funding formula, $59 million for preschool and $26 million for school safety. He…