The deal will help businesses shut down during Gov. Tim Walz's four-week "pause."
Gazelka himself had the virus a month ago.
Work remains on passing a deal to help workers.
Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.
Here's a look at what this means.
Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.
The House and Senate came to an agreement during the fifth special session.
Little has spoke out against the extreme language in attack ads during the election campaign.
Two Minnesota lawmakers joined those from state across the Midwest in a letter to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren.
Republicans have been calling on him to end his powers, despite statewide emergencies still being in place across the country.
Minnesota Management and Budget is asking lawmakers to allocate more than $250 million to help schools reopen.
It's the result of a "substantial budget crisis."
The bill passed the House and Senate in the early hours of Tuesday.
DFL Chair Ken Martin wrote a letter, posted July 8, to Sen. Erik Simonson.
Lawmakers failed to agree on other critical legislation as well.
The legislation has also bipartisan support in the state senate.
The bill would be in effect until the end of the state's stay-at-home order.
The bill includes policy provisions dealing with drivers licenses, COVID-19 testing and food banks.
Rep. Ryan Winkler said he was frustrated over Republicans' comments about a bipartisan insulin affordability deal.
The Legislature had previously passed a $200 million package to fight the virus.
The legislation comes as health officials are urging sick workers to stay home as COVID-19 spreads.
California is the only state to have passed such a law.
The bills face a tougher time getting through the Senate.
Officials said the program would end homelessness in Minnesota.