Latest Timothy Walz News

Network ready to give COVID-19 shots to young Minnesotans

Oct. 27, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday the state has a strong network of health care providers and others who are ready to administer the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 once final federal recommendations are issued next week. A Food and...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Bipartisan support for Prince Minnesota delegation comes together to push for Congressional Gold Medal. Prince Rogers Nelson stood just over 5 feet tall but left a giant...

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

Oct. 21, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of Minnesota's teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect students and staff after the state Department of Health reported the first student death from COVID-19 this school year. Health officials said the student...

Vaccine doubts fuel doctor's rise in Minnesota governor race

Oct. 20, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — The small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota’s next governor smiled, leaned into the camera and told his Facebook viewers that Sweden had just paused the Moderna vaccine for people under age 30 over “significant concern” about heart inflammation. ...

Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy. “Peggy and I asked Minnesotans to come...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 17, 2021. Editorial: Protect victims in settlement cases Too many are pressured to sell long-term payouts for pennies on the dollar. For a state that has prided itself on protecting consumers,...

Minnesota offers kids gift cards and scholarships for shots

Oct. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will offer $200 gift cards and a shot at five $100,000 scholarships as incentives for students ages 12-17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. Young people who start and complete their vaccine series over...

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

Oct. 16, 2021 19:51 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 Ochsendorf and Brad Hanson, both longtime pheasant hunters in the Willmar...

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...