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Emergency Powers

Governor Tim Walz

Walz explains why he's not using emergency powers to combat COVID surge

He doesn't think they'd be effective, and wants his team in place to bring the state out of the pandemic.

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MN restaurant faces $98K fine amid fallout from pandemic violations

The coffee and waffle shop has continued to operate despite not having a license.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz's emergency powers extended following state House vote

He'll now retain his powers through July 13.