Minnesota Legislature

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MN House Republicans condemn violence in DC, rhetoric in St. Paul

"Those who made threats of violence at the rally in St. Paul should be investigated and held accountable," the letter states.

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Walz furious as Daudt, Gazelka avoid denouncing false election claims during forum

The governor accused the Republican legislative leaders of "epic gaslighting."

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House DFL demand GOPers who attended local rally denounce threats, rhetoric

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler said if they don't denounce the threats they "need to be held accountable."

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Republicans vote down mask mandate for MN Senate floor

Instead, they want to "strongly encourage" that people wear masks.

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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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MN Senate GOP takes steps to keep majority in case of a Klobuchar cabinet position

Paul Gazelka introduced a motion Tuesday to make independent Sen. David Tomassoni president pro tempore of the Senate.

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As new session starts, here's what's at stake at the Minnesota Legislature

Lawmakers convened – some remotely – Tuesday for the 92nd regular session.

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6 Minnesota breweries form alliance, push for change in state growler cap

Several Minnesota breweries are too big to sell growlers. They're again seeking to change that.

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House Racial Justice Cmte. recommends $1B 'BIPOC Capital Fund'

The bipartisan panel's report is aimed at addressing "persistent racial disparities"

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Why didn't a plan expanding takeout alcohol sales pass the Senate?

Restaurants and breweries have said allowing cocktails and growlers to-go would help their bottom line.

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Special session Monday to focus on COVID-19 relief for businesses, workers

After disagreeing on how long unemployment benefits should last, it appears lawmakers have reached a deal.

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COVID-19: Here's what Gov. Walz, Republicans are proposing to help businesses

Once they come to an agreement, Walz will call a special session to pass the legislation.

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2 Minnesota senators quit DFL Caucus to become independents

The Iron Range senators said this move will help them better serve their districts.

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'A virus is going to virus': Unmasked GOP lawmaker rails against COVID-19 measures

Rep. Mary Franson on Monday called for an end to the governor's powers, questioning things like the statewide mask mandate.

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Gov. Walz convenes special session to extend emergency powers

The Minnesota Legislature will convene for its fourth special session on Sept. 11.

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Voting in a pandemic: here's what to know for the Minnesota primary

Voters can still drop off mailed ballots at their elections office by 3 p.m. Tuesday

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Gov. Walz calls for a third special session, seeks to extend emergency powers

The governor first declared a COVID-19 peacetime emergency in March.

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Walz announces new special session to pass police reform, bonding

Gov. Tim Walz has called a special session that starts Monday.

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On day MN's new insulin law goes into effect, drug group sues to stop it

The Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act goes into effect July 1.

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Minnesota Senate to hold hearings on Twin Cities riots

DFLers upset, call for criminal justice reforms instead.

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Gov. Tim Walz signs six more bills into law

The Legislature failed to pass major bills on police reform and infrastructure before adjourning early Saturday.

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Minnesota Zoo launches drive-through to see animals during pandemic

Beastly Boulevard will serve as critical fundraiser for the zoo.

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House, Senate disagree on policing bills with time running out in Special Session

House leaders say the Senate's bills don't do enough to enact systemic change.