Tag: Walz

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to All Minnesotans 16+ Starting Tuesday

Minnesota, MN — Governor Tim Walz announced today that all Minnesotans 16 years of age and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination beginning Tuesday, March 30. The final eligibility expansion comes as the federal government has promised an increased supply of vaccine by April. By expanding eligibility to all Minnesotans, providers across the state…
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March 29, 2021 0

Senator Eken Supports Walz’s Plan for Elimination of Emergency Powers

St. Paul, MN — Governor Tim Walz showed the first sign since the beginning of the pandemic that he may be interested in giving up his emergency executive powers. Walz indicated that he would give up his powers if a number of COVID-19 measures were put into place. Those include a statewide mask mandate, flexibility…
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January 11, 2021 0

MN Legislature Providing Relief for Businesses Impacted by Restrictions

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/22/20) St. Paul, MN — While the bar and restaurant industry in the state of Minnesota will remain locked down until at least mid-January, the good news is that help is on the way courtesy of the Minnesota State Legislature. Last week Governor Walz signed a relief bill that will provide…
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December 22, 2020 0

As Hospitals Express Capacity Concerns, Governor Walz Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As hospitals express concern about capacity to treat Minnesotans with COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz today announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in Minnesota. Beginning on Friday, the restrictions will apply to social gatherings, celebrations and receptions, and bars and restaurants, which are three of the most…
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November 10, 2020 0

Governor Walz Brings Legislators Back for 5th Special Session

The Minnesota State Legislature has reconvened in St. Paul for a special session to extend Governor Walz’s Peacetime Emergency Powers for another 30 days. This is the fifth time since the pandemic began in March he has issued an executive order extending those powers. Each time he issues the order, the Governor is required to…
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October 13, 2020 0