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'My patience level is gone': Walz calls on lawmakers to help hospital strain

The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.

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Walz calls for vaccine, testing requirements for state's teachers

The governor said there should also be "consistent" COVID mitigation requirements for schools.

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Lawmakers reach agreement on eviction moratorium off-ramp

It would replace the governor's executive order that has been in place during the pandemic.

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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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Gov. Tim Walz convenes special session, will extend emergency powers

The peacetime emergency will be extended for a sixth time.

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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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Another Walz-appointed commissioner forced out by Senate GOP

The move came as the legislature began its fourth special session.

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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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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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MN Senate ends special session with no deal on police reform

Lawmakers failed to agree on other critical legislation as well.

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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.

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Walz's emergency powers extended following state House vote

He'll now retain his powers through July 13.

MN lawmakers pass budget in overnight special session

The House and the Senate had to burn the midnight oil to hammer out the $48 billion spending bill.