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Gov. Tim Walz invited to participate in Rochesterfest parade

ROCHESTER, Minn. - This year’s Rochesterfest parade is set to include some state officials including Governor Tim Walz. The Olmsted County DFL made the announcement while also adding other state leaders have been invited. . The parade will take place on Saturday at 2pm. The route will follow the same...
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Gov. Tim Walz activated 100 National Guard for potential Minneapolis unrest

(The Center Square) – Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday activated 100 National Guard soldiers in case they need to keep the peace in Minneapolis. “At the request of the City of Minneapolis, Governor Walz gave the Minnesota National Guard a warning order to start preparing to assist local law enforcement should they need help," Walz’s spokesman Teddy Tschann said. “The Minnesota National Guard has not been given any operational orders, and as of this time their assistance has not been needed.”
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McFeely: GOP's attempts to dent Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz keep falling away

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Forget for a moment that, for now, the two most recognizable potential Republican candidates for governor in Minnesota are an anti-vaccination conspiracy theorist doctor (Scott Jensen) and a pro-insurrectionist, anti-democracy conspiracy theorist pillow salesman (Mike Lindell). If that doesn't give incumbent DFL Gov. Tim Walz a healthy...
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MN Executive Council extends peacetime emergency and Tim Walz emergency powers

The Minnesota Executive Council on Monday voted to extend the state’s peacetime emergency for COVID-19 and with it, the governor’s emergency powers. Governor Tim Walz requested the extension last week as the state reported it was nearing a goal of reaching vaccination of 70 percent of adults 16 and older by July 1 and as cases and hospitalizations from the illness reached the lowest levels since last spring.
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GOVERNOR TIM WALZ ISSUES A PROCLAMATION CALLING FOR A SPECIAL SESSION STARTING JUNE 14

Governor Tim Walz has issued a proclamation calling a special session of the Minnesota State Legislature beginning on Monday June 14, 2021 to complete the two-year state budget. On Monday, he will also sign an executive order that extends Minnesota’s peacetime emergency for 30 days to allow Minnesota to maintain vaccination sites and the eviction moratorium and continue to receive federal hunger-relief funding.
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Minnesota GOP wants private school option; Governor Tim Walz, DFL push back

ST. PAUL -- The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate and DFL-led House are at odds over how best to educate kids. Senate Republicans are holding firm on their proposal to establish education savings accounts. They want to give parents the option of moving a child from public school to private school, with state money following the student.
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Gov. Tim Walz highlights COVID-19 vaccine incentives during Minnesota Zoo stop

Gov. Tim Walz made a stop at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, Thursday, June 3, to highlight the “Your Shot to Summer” vaccine incentive. The campaign, which launched May 27, aims to get 70% of Minnesotans vaccinated for COVID-19 by July 1. The first 100,000 state residents who get their first vaccine shot between May 27 and June 30 are able to choose between a wide range of reward options including tickets to summer attractions and events, state park passes or fishing licenses. The Minnesota Zoo is one of the attractions included as a incentive reward, with an adult admission being offered through Sept. 8. As of June 8, 53% of the state population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
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Will Gov. Tim Walz let Minnesota's COVID rule-breakers off the hook?

A small handful of Minnesota businesses whose owners flouted Gov. Tim Walz's coronavirus orders are still facing lawsuits from the state, but some lawmakers want their violations dismissed.Driving the news: Republicans in the Legislature introduced a proposal to give those businesses amnesty. It's part of a larger $52 billion budget negotiation with the governor.State lawmakers, who've been negotiating behind closed doors, are expected to hash out details during a June 14 special session. Walz hasn't ruled out leniency for the business owners, but has said they should face consequences, according to MPR News.Flashback: After Walz ordered bars and restaurants to...
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