Executive Order

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Bars, restaurants allowed to reopen for indoor dining Monday

Party sizes will be limited and reservations are required.

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2nd MN restaurant found in contempt of court for violating Walz order

The Interchange in Albert Lea was found in contempt of court by Freeborn County District Court.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Judge: Alibi Drinkery will be fined $3K for every day it stays open

The Lakeville bar reopened in mid-December and has been the subject of several actions by the state for defying orders.

Governor Tim Walz

Gov. Walz offers pathway to 'wind-down' his emergency powers

"I recognize our shared interest in finding a pathway ... to ensure an orderly end of the peacetime emergency when it is no longer needed," Walz writes.

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Walz OKs reopening of pools with some restrictions

The latest executive order approves the reopening of pools for organized swimming Jan. 4.

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2 MN bars continue fight against Walz order; AG Ellison sues both

One bar has gone back to curbside pick-up while the other is still offering dine-in service.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz to extend bar and restaurant shutdown through holidays

Walz will formalize plans during a 1:15 p.m. press conference.

Plainview

More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

Plainview

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

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MDH provides more guidance on new wedding capacity limits

The new rules only apply to the reception, not the ceremony.

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Walz's order makes it easier for attorney general to investigate COVID-19 violations

The order gives the AG, county attorneys and city attorneys the ability to investigate violations and recoup costs.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz executive order aims to make life easier for teachers during COVID

Education Minnesota calls it "a step in the right direction."

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Judge blocks enforcement of Wisconsin's COVID-19 indoor capacity restrictions

The judge issued a temporary restraining order following a lawsuit that claims restaurant capacity restrictions are unlawful.

Cowboy Jacks

List of 19 bars in Minnesota linked to COVID-19 outbreaks

The majority of cases linked to the bars are young adults.

softball

Coronavirus: List of sports that can resume games, ones that can't

Low risk sports can resume competitive games with restrictions.

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Reports: Gov. Walz to allow dine-in service to resume, gyms to reopen

The governor will provide an official update at 2 p.m. Friday.

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Walz: Change to restaurant, bar guidance unlikely before June 1

Churches can allow 25% capacity up to 250 people, but bars and restaurants can only serve a max of 50 customers outside only.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda

Defying order, Catholic leaders say reopening for services is legal

The diocese will allow churches to resume in-person mass next week.

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Watch live: Church leaders address reopening against Walz order

In a letter to partner churches, Catholic leaders said Mass can resume at one-third capacity.

Lord Fletcher's

Some restaurant leaders, owners decry 'disastrous' outdoor dining plan

A maximum of 50 guests are allowed outdoors under the latest order from Gov. Tim Walz.

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Stearns County taking an education-first approach to restaurants, bars that reopen early

Businesses that continue to violate the order could face stiff penalties.

Gov. Tim Walz

Gov. Walz: Not wearing a mask is hurting your neighbor

Walz strongly encourages Minnesotans to wear a mask in public settings.