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A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police stands guard at the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets. The phrase drove home the importance of safety precautions being put in place by news...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a long line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming.  (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Jan. 15, 2021 10:58 PM EST

Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others. But the government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations on the part of the states....

Evers calls lack of 2nd vaccine doses 'slap in the face'

Jan. 15, 2021 10:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers blasted federal officials Friday for promising to release the remainder of their COVID-19 vaccine stockpile when it apparently was already exhausted, calling the pledge a “slap in the face.” Evers has been taking pointed criticism from Republican...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz lifts a just-delivered box of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, to get a sense of its weight, in the Minneapolis VA Hospital's loading dock Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Walz blasts feds for uncertainty over vaccine expansion

Jan. 15, 2021 6:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz sharply criticized the federal government on Friday for the sudden uncertainty over whether states would receive increased shipments of coronavirus vaccines from the national stockpile, accusing the Trump administration of “lying” earlier this week about...

Capitol security watch protesters during a rally in support of President Donald Trump on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn.  (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

Officials: Extremist threat to Minnesota Capitol has faded

Jan. 15, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities now believe there is no credible, immediate threat from extremists to Minnesota in the runup to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said Friday, but he made clear that law enforcement won't be taking any chances. The FBI this...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz inspects the first delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to the Minneapolis VA Hospital as FedEx driver Seth Warnecke carries the box, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Minnesota takes limited step to expand vaccine eligibility

Jan. 14, 2021 5:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health gave hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination providers on Thursday a bit more flexibility to provide coronavirus shots to a broader group of the population, including Minnesotans 65 and older, but said tight supplies mean they can't throw...

A man speaks with a Minnesota State trooper during a rally supporting President Trump at the Minnesota Capitol, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn. State Patrol officers stood in a line and guarded the steps of the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, as roughly 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to protest the results of the 2020 election. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Security officials urge Minnesotans to avoid state Capitol

Jan. 14, 2021 1:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Security officials asked Minnesotans on Thursday to consider staying away from the state Capitol complex unless they have specific planned activities or business there. The request came amid growing concern about potential attacks at state capitols ahead of President-elect Joe...

Capitol security watch protesters during a rally in support of President Donald Trump on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn.  (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

Walz activates National Guard for Minnesota Capitol security

Jan. 13, 2021 6:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday activated the Minnesota National Guard to protect the state Capitol amid rising fears of violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, and another top Democrat said authorities are investigating last week’s rally by supporters of...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, right, listens to Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm as she provides an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, during a news conference in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (John Autey/Pioneer Press via AP, Pool)

Walz extends Minnesota's coronavirus state of emergency

Jan. 13, 2021 6:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday won legislative approval to extend Minnesota's peacetime state of emergency by another 30 days so he can continue to use executive orders to direct the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. With the Legislature in session through mid-May, the governor...

After speaking with Republican legislators on the floor, House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley talks with House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, just before the start of a special session, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Democrats are looking for ways to finally pass a bonding bill this year. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota House Democrats unveil legislative priorities

Jan. 13, 2021 5:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats unveiled their first priorities of the 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, a package of five bills to assist workers, families and small businesses struggling due to the ongoing pandemic. The legislation includes an economic security bill that would provide...