Latest Timothy Walz News

Walz wonders about 'more bipartisan approach' to COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, MInn. (AP) — Six months after declaring a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz believes the steps he took saved lives but acknowledges that if he had known earlier in the crisis what he knows now, he would have done some things differently. For example, Walz said...

Vice President Mike Pence waves to supporters before speaking at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Zanesville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Pence returns to upper Midwest after Trump, Biden visits

Sep. 17, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence returns to the upper Midwest next week following visits this week by President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the Trump campaign announced Thursday. Pence will start a bus tour next Thursday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he will speak...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with reporters before boarding a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Biden is en route to Kissimmee, Fla., for a campaign event. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Pre-debate, Biden studying Trump's past comments

Sep. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden says he’s begun preparing for presidential debates that begin later this month by studying President Donald Trump’s past comments. “I haven’t been doing mock debates very much...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz put his face mask at the conclusion of a press conference Thursday, July 30, 2020 announcing the learning plan for Minnesota schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.  (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Minnesota calls on Trump, Biden to follow virus guidelines

Sep. 15, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz urged the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday to abide by the state's guidelines for slowing the spread of the coronavirus when the candidates visit Minnesota on Friday. “Partner with us in the fight against...

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

Sep. 15, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground...

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

Sep. 14, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground...

Senate Republicans reject Walz's pick for commerce head

Sep. 11, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The GOP-controlled Minnesota Senate rejected Gov. Tim Walz’s pick for commerce commissioner on Friday, but the Democratic governor held on to the emergency powers he's been using for six months to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate on Friday refused to confirm Steve...

Walz calls Friday special session; plans to extend powers

Sep. 9, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has called lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session Friday, citing the need to preserve the emergency powers that he's been using to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic governor said in his announcement Wednesday he intends to extend the state's...

Trump, Biden surrogates bring campaign messages to Minnesota

Sep. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is getting extra attention from the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden this week. Donald Trump Jr. will lead a “Make America Great Again” rally at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Wednesday night. Jill Biden was set to visit an...

Steve Grove, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, provides an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference on Monday, May 4, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP, Pool)

Jobs czar strives to get Minnesota economy back on track

Sep. 7, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This isn’t the job he expected. When Steve Grove became Minnesota’s state economic czar early last year, he inherited an economy with near-record-low unemployment and a bustling business scene. He envisioned leading a state mission to become a national leader in...