Latest Timothy Walz News

Small Minneapolis event eyes Klobuchar to help stop Line 3

Jun. 10, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 people gathered at a Minneapolis park Thursday before marching to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office to promote shutting down reconstruction of an aging oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The half-hour program at Gold Medal Park...

Walz, leaders, seek budget breakthroughs as Capitol reopens

Jun. 10, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz sat down with top lawmakers Thursday to try to bring the divided Legislature closer to agreement on the budget bills that they were unable to finish before their regular session ended last month. The Democratic governor told reporters...

EXPLAINER: Why a rural pipeline is a climate battleground

Jun. 08, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

As Enbridge Energy prepares to finish rebuilding an oil pipeline across rural northern Minnesota, protesters are occupying part of the construction area and pledging a “summer of resistance” on the ground and in court. Enbridge, which has obtained all necessary state...

Oil pipeline foes protest Enbridge's Line 3 in Minnesota

Jun. 07, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters vowing to do whatever it takes to stop a Canadian-based company's push to replace an aging pipeline blocked a pump station Monday in northern Minnesota, with some people chaining themselves to construction equipment before police began making...

Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests

Jun. 06, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning large protests in northern Minnesota as the Canadian-based company gears up for a final construction push. ...

The Latest: More cases in virus cluster in southern China

Jun. 02, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

BEIJING — Fifteen more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the southern Chinese province of Guangzhou, with a report saying the coronavirus variant in the latest outbreak is more transmissible than in previous clusters in the country. The city of Guangdong has locked...

GOP makes fresh push to end Minnesota's emergency powers

Jun. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislative leaders made a fresh push Wednesday for ending Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's reliance on emergency powers to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, while state health officials reported continued progress on vaccinations and other key measures. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 02, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 28, 2021. Editorial: A needed step forward for medical marijuana in Minnesota Bill signed by Walz will allow use of more affordable cannabis in smokable form. Any drug is only as good as its...

Groups: Walz's clean air plan hurts Minnesota border towns

Jun. 01, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce wants Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to stop, or at least delay, his plan to impose new air emissions standards for vehicles in his state. The North Dakota and Minnesota organization, along with about a...

Fences comes down at Minnesota Capitol; layoff notes go out

Jun. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The fence that had surrounded the Minnesota Capitol since the unrest over the death of George Floyd began coming down Tuesday, although officials have yet to set a date for reopening the statehouse to the public. Crews removed the tall chain-link...