Gov Tim Walz
How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?
The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.
State opens 2nd alternative care facility amid latest COVID surge
National Guard members and federal nurses will help staff the site.
How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccination?
The CDC approved use of the Pfizer vaccine in younger children last week.
Vaccinations among kids 12-17 up since start of rewards program
That's according to Gov. Walz's office, which cited recent figures Friday.
MN restaurant faces $98K fine amid fallout from pandemic violations
The coffee and waffle shop has continued to operate despite not having a license.
70% of Minnesotans aged 16 and up have had at least 1 vaccine dose
The governor acknowledged the progress, but said there is still work to be done.
35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots
The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.
GOP cites 'clean cars junk,' manure rules in targeting of ex-MPCA commissioner
"I guess she saved us some time," Sen. David Osmek said of Laura Bishop's resignation.
Head of Pollution Control Agency resigns as GOP senators prepare her ouster
Walz accused the senators, who have removed two of his commissioners before, of playing partisan games.
A 'remarkable achievement,' Walz says as MN hits 70% adult vaccination rate
Minnesota has become one of 17 states to pass that milestone before July 4.
Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 emergency powers will end on Thursday
He'd planned to end them on Aug. 1.
Walz uses executive actions to enact some police reform
This comes as the legislature is set to vote this week on a watered-down public safety bill.
State parks, DNR get their funding — with no impact on the 'Clean Cars' rule
The Senate GOP had threatened to withhold environmental funding unless the rule was scrapped.
MN National Guard soldiers 'standing by' to respond in Minneapolis
Mayor Jacob Frey asked Gov. Tim Walz for National Guard support Wednesday.
Landlord group sues governor, attorney general over eviction moratorium
The suit argues property owners are left in a bind due to the executive order.
Lawmakers reach agreement on eviction moratorium off-ramp
It would replace the governor's executive order that has been in place during the pandemic.
In 13 MN counties, the adult vaccination rate is below 50%
Todd County is the lowest, with a 37.8% adult vaccination rate.
Layoffs may be on the horizon for nearly 40,000 state employees
If a budget isn't approved, the state could shut down on July 1.
5th Minnesota county clears 70% adult vaccination rate
Another 18 counties are closing in on the mark.
16 breweries, distilleries offer free or discounted drinks to those vaccinated
The perk is being provided in partnership with the state.
Gov. Walz reveals list of 9 free rewards for those who get vaccinated
Rewards range from State Fair tickets to passes to various attractions.
State Fairgrounds site now offers one-dose J&J COVID vaccine
No appointment necessary - walk-ins are accepted.