Their campaign slogan: "One Minnesota. Moving Forward."
Those ages have the lowest vaccination rates among all eligible age groups.
The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.
He's putting the National Guard on alert and expanding the emergency staffing pool.
The governor said there should also be "consistent" COVID mitigation requirements for schools.
He has been the Senate Majority Leader in the Minnesota Legislature since 2016.
Walz left the Alexandria fundraising event early.
They wrote a letter stating as much to President Joe Biden this week.
According to Walz's office, 55,456 Minnesotans have applied for $100 Visa the gift card after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. Tim Walz will sign the executive order Thursday.
Gov. Tim Walz signed a transportation bill Saturday that included $10 million for an additional daily train.
The vaccine site will be open to both travelers and non-travelers.
Other states have already began offering incentives including cash prizes, scholarships and hunting and fishing licenses.
But the governor made clear vaccinations are key to getting there more quickly.
View a live stream of the governor's address here.
Minnesota will be reopened as of May 28.
The details will be revealed in the governor's planned Thursday address.
Minnesota has now administered more than 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The program will start this week with two buses.
Walz unveiled his revised budget Thursday, after the state projected a $1.6 billion budget surplus.
City Council members say it infringes on individual rights.
Gov. Tim Walz has stated that 70% of seniors will need to have received at least one vaccine does before the state can expand eligibility.
The governor accused the Republican legislative leaders of "epic gaslighting."
The Class D knowledge test is now available online with new security measures.