Latest Timothy Walz News

Gov. Walz bags a bird during Minnesota's pheasant opener

Oct. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says he bagged a pheasant on Saturday during Minnesota’s 2021 pheasant hunting opener. Walz hunted on private land in Kandiyohi County. He was hosted by Kevin Ochsner and Brad Hanson, both longtime pheasant hunters in the Willmar area....

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

Oct. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Minnesotans. “These folks need respite...

Walz promises COVID testing expansion, vaccine incentives

Oct. 14, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will soon announce expanded COVID-19 testing options and launch new incentives to get teenagers vaccinated. Minnesota Public Radio reported Walz made the remarks Thursday morning while...

Walz asks ICE to stop deportation of woman who sought pardon

Oct. 14, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is asking officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop deportation proceedings for a woman he says will be in grave danger if she is returned to her native Ethiopia. Amreya Shefa was convicted of manslaughter for...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

St. Cloud Times. October 8, 2021. Editorial: Reliable and rapid internet access in rural Minnesota is more important than ever Benton County wants to know how the digital infrastructure is working for residents. And the answers...

Minnesota health leaders warn of strain on caregivers, kids

Oct. 07, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health leaders warned Thursday that the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is putting heavy strain on hospitals and health care workers statewide as the coronavirus burns through the unvaccinated population. They also said transmission in...

Walz calls for vaccine and testing requirements for teachers

Oct. 05, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz called on lawmakers Tuesday to approve a series of new moves to respond to the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine and testing requirements for teachers, school staff, and long-term care workers, and measures to relieve strained hospital...

Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

Oct. 03, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn’t even live in the city. Angie Craig declared it...

Minnesota lawmakers at odds on division of $250M COVID fund

Oct. 01, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers have $250 million in federal COVID-19 aid to give away, but they can't agree on how to spend it. The Frontline Pay Working Group, a panel of lawmakers and members of Gov. Tim Walz's administration, is tasked with figuring out...