Executive Order

Keith Ellison

Landlord who forced tenant to quit townhome to pay $3,500 fine

Attorney General Ellison has settled its lawsuit against the landlord.

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Owner of Albert Lea wine bar that defied COVID orders is arrested in Iowa

Warrants were issued for her arrest after she missed a March 10 court hearing.

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AG Ellison settles lawsuit with hookah lounge after it violated Walz's executive orders

Hookah Hideout in Little Canada agreed to pay a $4,000 to the state.

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Minnesota AG settles with gym that defied COVID-19 orders

The Plainview Wellness Center stayed open despite Gov. Tim Walz ordering a shutdown during the November COVID peak.

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AG Ellison sues Apple Valley landlord for evicting tenant during pandemic

The landlord allegedly forced her tenants to move out so she could sell her townhouse, which is a violation of a COVID-19 executive order.

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MN health department sues 2 restaurants for operating without a license

The restaurants in Albert Lea and Milaca had their licenses revoked after they violated the governor's COVID-19 executive orders.

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Albert Lea bar plans COVID relief-funded party for Friday night, faces $9K fine

The Interchange is throwing a "'Nail it to the Walz' Reopen MN Party" on Friday night.

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Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

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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.

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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.