TIM WALZ

Walz praises Moorhead Public Schools’ plans to keep kids safe amid Covid-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz stops by S.G. Reinersten Elementary School on on his statewide Safe Learning Tour. Walz thanked schools for their efforts to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. He is emphasizing caution so students and staff can learn and teach the best they can given the health concerns. Walz has been visiting schools in-person as…

Senate Republicans fire Minnesota commerce commissioner as Walz’s emergency order is extended

ST. PAUL (FOX 9) – After the Minnesota House blocked a Republican effort to end Gov. Walz’s emergency powers over the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Republicans rejected the confirmation of the state’s commerce commissioner. The Senate voted to oust Commissioner Steve Kelley by a vote of 33-31 on Friday. The vote followed another vote in the Minnesota House to allow Governor Walz to…

Gov. Walz told White House Trump visiting George Floyd memorial is ‘really bad idea’

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – President Donald Trump’s campaign team wanted to have the president visit south Minneapolis Monday during his trip to Minnesota, including the George Floyd memorial at 38th and Chicago. However, Gov. Tim Walz said he spent the weekend telling the White House why it was a “really bad idea.” South Minneapolis is where George Floyd was killed while being detained by Minneapolis police…

South Dakota Governor’s Ad Invites Business Owners to Cross the Border

Gov. Kristi Noem says, "Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company.

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem uses COVID-19 restrictions to lure Minnesota businesses to cross the border. Noem says, “Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company. When it comes to supporting growth and eliminating government heavy-handed interference, South Dakota means business.” In an online ad, Governor Noem tells business owners to…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

Walz & MN legislative leaders announce police reform priorities

State Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL) MinneapolisSAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces police reform priorities he would like to see in the legislature’s special session that begins Friday June 12th. They’re modeled on recommendations from the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus and the Police Involved Deadly Force Encounters Working Group. They include reforming a statute defining…

Demonstrators Hold Funeral Procession For Local Restaurants In MN

Part Of Restaurant Rally To Reopen In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, MINN. – Demonstrators in Alexandria are mourning the death of local restaurants if they’re not allowed to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re mourning quite literally with a funeral procession, complete with a hearse. Copper Trail Brewing Company in Alexandria shared video on Facebook of what they call the Restaurant Rally to Reopen. The brewery says just about every…

Gov. Walz allows restaurants, bars, salons & barbershops to reopen with restrictions

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz announces bars and restaurants can reopen June 1, but only with outdoor seating. Salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors can also open back up, but with limited capacity. The next phase of the Stay Safe Minnesota plan allows restaurants and bars seat no more than 50 people outdoors with six feet in between them. Masks are…

Walz releases five point plan to protect long-term care facilities from Covid-19

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz unveils a plan to provide more support to Minnesota’s long-term care facilities. About 80 percent of the state’s coronavirus deaths have come from them. It will expand testing for residents and workers, work with health systems to create strike teams to conduct on site testing and follow ups and get facilities PPE. It…