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GOP lawmakers, gov. candidate to attend fundraiser for bar owner evading arrest

Lisa Hanson has a warrant out for her arrest, stemming from her decision to open her bar in defiance of the COVID-19 shutdown over the winter.

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New Prague bar that disregarded shutdown order settles lawsuit

The bar was cited for several violations late last year.

Governor Tim Walz

As CDC urges Michigan to shut down, Gov. Walz watches closely

Walz says there are no imminent plans to dial back.

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Asked about restrictions, Walz says Minnesota is in a 'hold pattern'

Meanwhile, the governor of Michigan is urging people to stay home to slow the spread.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

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MN health leaders: Shutdown 'clearly helped change pandemic's trajectory'

Minnesota health leaders believe the partial shutdown played a key role in slowing the spread.

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Large rally in Albert Lea to protest bar's possible liquor license suspension

The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro reopened on Dec. 16, defying the governor's executive order.

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Lakeville bar that reopened despite COVID order reports vandalism

Also hit by vandalism is Alibi Drinkery's neighbor, Angry Inch Brewing.

Governor Tim Walz

Despite falling cases, Walz has no plans to lift business restrictions early

The governor says the bar and restaurant order will remain in place until Jan. 10.

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12 MN restaurants now face legal action for reopening indoor service

Four other establishments have received cease and desist letters.

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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.

Tim Walz

Gov. Walz plans shutdown changes: here's what we know

Details are starting to leak out ahead of the announcement.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz to extend bar and restaurant shutdown through holidays

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

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Uptown small businesses: 'We are losing everything we have worked for'

The small businesses are rallying together with hopes of receiving financial support.

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Will Minnesota's four-week shutdown be extended?

Some are preparing for an extended shutdown period.

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MN bar defied governor's shutdown, had license suspended, is still open

Havens Garden owner Larvita McFarquhar argues the shutdown is unconstitutional.

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Monello, P.S. Steak will switch to sandwiches, noodles during shutdown

The Minneapolis eateries are pivoting during the closure of dine-in service.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

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MN hospitality industry demands relief ahead of 4-week shutdown

Industry leaders warn restaurants will close, thousands will be unemployed without assistance.

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What Minnesota leaders will be looking for in order to lift shutdown

State leaders don't expect to see results from the orders until the third or final week of the shutdown.

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Life Time encourages members to lobby Walz over COVID-19 measures

The CEO says it could end up temporarily laying off 4,000 workers.