TIM WALZ

Gov. Walz leads in the money race for Minnesota governor

The current governor has more than $4 million in the bank for his reelection campaign

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Campaign finance reports show Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has $4.1 million in the bank for his reelection campaign. Dr. Scott Jensen and Sen. Paul Gazelka are the money leaders among candidates seeking the Republican endorsement. Jensen, a former state senator who’s running as a COVID-19 skeptic, ended the first quarter with over $774,000 in cash…

Gov. Walz calls for recreational marijuana legalization in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Governor Tim Walz is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize marijuana use in Minnesota, as he proposes funds from his budget plan to launch a state authority to oversee a recreational marijuana program. Speaking Wednesday, Governor Walz says his budget would set aside $25 million to create the new “Cannabis Management Office.” The office would oversee…

$60 million to go towards repairing Minnesota bridges in 2022

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota officials tout $60 million going towards bridge repairs this year. The money is from the infrastructure law signed by President Biden last year. The state’s Department of Transportation says 660 bridges in Minnesota are in poor condition. The state knows all too well how important it is to have updated infrastructure. In 2007, the Interstate 35W…

“It’s not surprising that it showed up” Walz speaks on Omicron variant

Well first and foremost it's not surprising that it showed up.

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) — The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in at least five states, the second being Minnesota. It shows yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gives an update on the first confirmed Omicron variant case in the state. “Well first and foremost it’s not surprising…

Gov. Walz tours Dilworth fire station as city asks for millions for renovations

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is making his rounds on his local jobs and projects tour including a stop at the Dilworth fire station, a unit that serves a big portion of Clay County. The station is seeking state and federal funding for a renovation plan that’s estimated to cost $6.5 million. They’re asking the state of Minnesota…

Gov. Walz coming to Dilworth to visit proposed jobs & projects site

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is headed to Dilworth Thursday as part of his statewide Local Jobs and Projects Tour. The governor wants to hear from Minnesotans and visit projects he’s considering in his bonding proposal for the 2022 Legislative session. Walz will be joined by DFL State Senator Kent Eken of Twin Valley, DFL State Representative…

No cases of blood clot issues from Covid-19 vaccines reported in MN & ND

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – The North Dakota and Minnesota departments of health are not aware of any cases of blood clot issues with people who have gotten the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The departments advise health providers to follow the federal pause of that vaccine. The only safety concern identified with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are…

Moorhead’s mayor appointed to judgeship

Johnathan JuddST. PAUL, Minn. – Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd is appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District by Gov. Tim Walz. It is chambered in Fergus Falls. Judd will be replacing Judge Barbara Hanson who is retiring. The district includes Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties. Judd is in his…

Walz to announce ‘loosening’ of restrictions on indoor dining

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – On Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will be announcing an easing of some COVID-19 restrictions, including indoor dining, due to decreasing coronavirus numbers in Minnesota according to a spokesman from the governor’s office. “As COVID-19 numbers improve following the pause on activities around the holidays, Governor Walz will address Minnesotans live on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m….

Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks forced to close for violating executive order

Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz's four week closing of bars and restaurants.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. – Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks is closed for three days after the business opened up to dine in customers defying Governor Tim Walz’s Covid-19 guidelines Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz’s four week closing of bars and restaurants. Owner Jane Moss says in a statement in part: “What…