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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz

130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
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About Governor Timothy James Walz

Tim Walz is Minnesota’s 41st Governor. His career has been defined by public service, from serving our country in the military to serving our students as a high-school teacher and football coach to serving our state in Congress.

Born in a small town in rural Nebraska, Tim’s parents instilled in him the values that guide his commitment to common good and selfless service. Soon after his high school graduation, Tim enlisted in the Army National Guard. Tim attended Chadron State College, where he graduated with a social science degree in 1989. Harvard University offered Tim an opportunity to gain a new perspective on global education by teaching in the People’s Republic of China from 1989-90, where he joined of one of the first government-approved groups of American teachers to work in Chinese high schools. Upon his return from China to Nebraska, Tim served full time in the Army National Guard, and accepted a teaching and coaching position. More importantly, he met his wife, Gwen Whipple, who was teaching at the same school.

Tim and Gwen Walz moved to Mankato in 1996, where they began working at Mankato West High School. In addition to teaching social studies, Tim helped coach the Mankato West football team that won the school’s first state championship. After 24 years in the Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Walz retired from the 1-125th Field Artillery Battalion in 2005.

Tim won his first election to the United States House of Representatives in 2006, and was re-elected for another 5 terms serving Minnesota’s First Congressional District. In addition to his work on the Farm Bill, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, Minnesota Highway 14, and the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston (MN), Tim introduced the STOCK Act, a bill that sought to limit congressional insider trading. On March 22, 2012, the STOCK Act passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate.

After years of living in Mankato, Tim and Gwen moved to St. Paul with their two children, Hope and Gus, and their rescue pets, Scout and Afton.

Recent News

Governor Walz Announces Funding to Train Underrepresented Workers for Clean Energy Careers

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced $2.7 million in grants to build career pathways for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income Minnesotans into good-paying union trade jobs in the high-demand fields of…

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Governor Walz Announces Funding for Businesses to Provide On-the-Job Training

Over $5 million in Dual Training Grants will connect 958 employees in high-demand industries with new training and career pathways ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced the recipients of the 2024 Dual Training Grants awarded by the…

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Governor Walz Issues Writ of Special Election to Fill Vacancy in Senate District 45

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today issued a writ of special election to fill a vacancy in Senate District 45 in Hennepin County following the resignation of Senator Kelly Morrison. A special election to fill the vacancy will be held on…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the African American Health State Advisory Council, Board of Barber Examiners, Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Explore…

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Governor Walz Announces Funding for Peace Officer Training

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced that 35 law enforcement agencies across the state will receive funding for the new Intensive Comprehensive Peace Officer Education and Training (ICPOET) Grant Program. More law enforcement agencies…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Opening of Applications for Minnesota Student Teacher Grants and Loan Repayment Programs

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today joined Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) Commissioner Dennis Olson to announce the opening of applications for three Minnesota student teacher grants and loan…

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Governor Walz to Travel to France, Canada for Business Development Mission and Commemoration of 80th Anniversary of D-Day

ST. PAUL, MN - On Tuesday, Governor Tim Walz will travel to France, where he will attend the 80th Anniversary D-Day Presidential Ceremony and recognize the Minnesotans who fought in World War II. He will also travel to Canada, where he will lead a…

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Governor Walz Orders Flags at Half Staff to Honor Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota starting sunrise on Friday, May 31, 2024, to honor Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell who…

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Governor Walz Joins Veterans, Community Leaders to Dedicate New Veterans Home in Montevideo

ST. PAUL, MN - Alongside veterans and community leaders, Governor Tim Walz today officially dedicated the new veterans home in Montevideo. The Montevideo Veterans Home is one of three new Minnesota veterans homes that the Minnesota Department of…

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Governor Walz Announces Launch of Summer EBT Meal Program

Summer EBT is expected to feed up to 400,000 kids ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced that Minnesota is launching the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program to help families purchase food during the summer months. Summer…

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Governor Walz Deploys Minnesota First Responders to Aid Iowa Communities Damaged by Tornadoes

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced that eight Minnesota members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team (MN-AHIMT) are traveling to Iowa to assist local first responders as communities begin recovering from tornadoes that…

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Governor Walz Appoints Luis Rangel Morales to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Luis Rangel Morales as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Rangel Morales will replace the Honorable Shawn M.…

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Governor Walz Orders Flags at Half-Staff Monday in Honor of Memorial Day

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 27, 2024, in honor of those who have died while serving in the United…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Commission on Judicial Selection, Explore Minnesota Business Council, Governor’s…

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Governor Walz Signs Legislation Keeping Uber and Lyft Operational in Minnesota

The bill also includes provisions to increase penalties for straw purchases and allocates funding for a new State Patrol headquarters ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed all remaining bills passed in the 2024 legislative session, among…

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Governor Walz Authorizes Minnesota National Guard Support for Search and Rescue Operation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today has authorized the Minnesota National Guard to transport equipment that will support search and rescue operations in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). The assistance is authorized by Emergency Executive…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill to Support Rural Emergency Medical Services

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz signed a bill in Hoyt Lakes today allocating $30 million for rural emergency medical services (EMS). Governor Walz was joined by bill authors, Senator Judy Seeberger and Representative John Huot, state…

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Governor Walz Appoints Erin Lindhart Felten and Dwight Luhmann to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancies

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Erin Lindhart Felten and Dwight Luhmann as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Lindhart Felten will replace…

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Governor Walz Proclaims Wolves Back Day in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN - Ahead of the first game in the Western Conference Finals, Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed today “Wolves Back Day” in the State of Minnesota to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA playoff run. “At 7:30 p.m. on…

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Governor Walz Signs Three Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed three bills into law. Chapter 114, Senate File 4097 : The Omnibus Commerce Policy Bill. This bill makes modifications to provisions related to insurance, financial institutions, commercial…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, and the Women's Foundation of Minnesota Invite Youth to Apply for Young Women's Initiative of Minnesota

The Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota brings together philanthropic, nonprofit, and government sectors to improve outcomes for youth in Minnesota ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and the…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Eliminating Junk Fees

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill that will eliminate junk fees by requiring companies to disclose mandatory fees in product advertising. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan were joined by bill authors, Senator…

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Governor Walz Signs Education, Children and Families Bill into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Last night, Governor Tim Walz signed the education and children and families package into law. The legislation funds a Summer program to help families purchase healthy food for school-aged children during the summer months, increases…

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Governor Walz Signs Property Forfeiture Settlement Legislation

Last Night, Governor Tim Walz signed HF 5246 , which addresses the impact of U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Tyler v. Hennepin County. The legislation allocates $109 million for parties impacted by a previous policy in which counties kept excess…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Electricity, Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports, Board of High Pressure Piping Systems, Board of…

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Governor Walz Signs Six Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed six bills into law, including the Legacy Finance Bill, Omnibus Education Policy Bill, and Elections Policy and Finance Bill. The Governor’s bill signing included: Chapter 106, House File…

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Governor Walz Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in honor of peace officers who have…

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Governor Walz Signs Six Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed six bipartisan bills into law, including the Transportation Policy Omnibus, Pensions Supplemental Budget, and Department of Human Rights policy bills. Chapter 96, House File 3800 allows for the…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District

ST. PAUL, MN - On May 15, 2024, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. One of the vacancies occurred upon the elevation of the Honorable Sarah E. Hennesy to the Minnesota Supreme…

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Governor Walz Announces $6 Million in Child Care Grants

Funding expected to create over 2,200 child care slots across the state ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced $6.2 million in new grants to expand child care across the state. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic…

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Governor Walz Announces $100 Million For Minnesota Homelessness Programs

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced over $100 million in state grants will be awarded to organizations serving Minnesotans facing homelessness. The money is supporting a number of services including street outreach, shelter, and harm…

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Governor Walz Announces Grants to Increase Access to Minnesota-Grown Food for Kids

Over 60 schools and child care centers to receive funding ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced nearly $1 million in grants through the Farm to School and Early Care Grants program to increase…

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Governor Walz Announces Historic Investment in Minnesota Semiconductor Manufacturing

The project will receive $75 million from the State of Minnesota and $120 million as part of the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz, the U.S. Department of Commerce, state and regional economic development officials and…

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Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Encourages Students to Complete FAFSA

ST. PAUL, MN - Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today joined the higher education community to urge students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Currently, FAFSA completion rates are down 20.5 percent nationally.…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Celebrate 2024 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Lake City, MN - This weekend, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan celebrated the Governor’s Fishing Opener on Lake Pepin in Lake City. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor each caught a walleye. On Friday, Governor…

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Governor Walz Appoints Veena Iyer and Jennifer Verdeja to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancies

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointments of Veena Iyer and Jennifer Verdeja as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Iyer will be replacing the Honorable JaPaul J. Harris and Verdeja will be…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends First Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

ST. PAUL, MN - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable…

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Governor Walz Signs Four Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed four bills into law. Chapter 89, House File 3071 requires that Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services simplify the language of the driver’s knowledge examination. Chapter 97, House File 4661…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Strengthening Protections for Ticket Buyers

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today visited First Avenue in Minneapolis to sign a bill into law at that will strengthen consumer protections for ticket buyers. The bill reforms the processes related to the sale, advertisement, and resale of…

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Governor Walz Signs Three Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed three bills into law. Chapter 92, House File 3376 allows the use of digital images as proof of possession for certain passes and licenses. Chapter 93, House File 3868 updates Minnesota’s laws…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Congratulate Christina Bogojevic on Being Sworn in as Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan released the following statements today congratulating Christina Bogojevic as she was sworn in as colonel of the Minnesota State Patrol at a pinning ceremony in Saint Paul. She…

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Governor Walz Proclaims Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, Orders Flags Flown at Half Staff

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today has proclaimed May 4 through May 5 as Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. In honor of the firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty, Governor Walz has directed all United States and Minnesota…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Applaud Minnesota House Passage of Gun Safety Bills

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan released the following statements today applauding the Minnesota House for passing three bills that would strengthen gun safety in Minnesota. “As a gun-owner,…

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Governor Walz Appoints Karl Schmidt to Fill Seventh Judicial District Vacancy

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Karl Schmidt as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Schmidt will be replacing the Honorable Michael S. Jesse and will be chambered in Foley in…

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Governor Walz Signs a Bill Renaming State Highway in Honor of Senator Tomassoni

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law designating a portion of Highway 169 as the “Senator David J. Tomassoni Memorial Cross Range Expressway.” Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan were joined by family…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Third Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

ST. PAUL, MN - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. The vacancies will occur upon the retirement of the…

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Governor Walz Appoints Elizabeth Bentley to the Minnesota Court of Appeals

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Bentley to an at-large seat on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Bentley will fill the vacancy that will occur upon the elevation of…

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Governor Walz Selects Tikki Brown to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Tikki Brown to serve as the first Commissioner of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families when it is established in July 2024.…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Optometry, Cannabis Advisory Council, Governor’s Committee on Minnesota America 250, and Minnesota Zoological…

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Governor Walz Announces Eden Prairie Schools Receives Federal Recognition for Sustainability and Reducing Environmental Impact

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced that Eden Prairie Schools is among the 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon honorees for leading the way in reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring high-quality…

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Governor Walz Signs Three Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed three bills into law. Chapter 88, House File 3631 makes technical changes to prior capital investment appropriations to ensure previously funded projects are completed efficiently. Chapter 90,…

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Governor Walz Announces Grants to 35 School Districts to Support Traffic Safety Near Schools

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced grants to dozens of school districts to improve traffic safety near schools. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has awarded $1.4 million for communities, school districts, and organizations…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Second Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

ST. PAUL, MN - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced April 24, 2024 that it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. One of the vacancies occurred upon the…

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Governor Walz Announces Minnesota has Received Over $60 Million to Deliver Solar Power, Help Families Save on Energy Costs

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Tim Walz April 23, 2024 announced Minnesota has received $62 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for solar projects that will help families save on energy costs. The Solar for All grant will support a…

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Governor Walz Appoints Theodora Gaïtas and Sarah Hennesy to the Minnesota Supreme Court

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan April 22, 2024 announced the appointments of Theodora Gaïtas and Sarah Hennesy as associate justices on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Gaïtas will be replacing the…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan April 19, 2024 announced the following appointments to the Clean Water Council, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee,…

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Governor Walz Highlights Need for Legislation to Curb Copper Wire Theft

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz today visited Como Park Pavilion in Saint Paul to highlight the need for legislation to curb copper wire theft. Governor Walz and Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter surveyed streetlights damaged by copper wire theft.…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill into Law

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz April 17, 2024 signed a bill into law clarifying jurisdictions allowed in trust-related cases. Chapter 87, House File 3589 addresses the different jurisdictions that courts have in trust-related cases. The bill…

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Governor Walz Announces $20 Million to Build Minnesota’s Special Education Workforce

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan April 17, 2024 announced nearly $20 million in grants to build the state’s special education workforce. The Minnesota Department of Education has awarded 25 Minnesota…

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Governor Walz Signs Three Bills Into Law

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz April 15, 2024 signed three bills into law. Chapter 83, House File 3377 appropriates $79 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) for conservation and natural resource projects across…

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Governor Walz Secures $16 Million for Highway Safety Projects

St. Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz April 12, 2024 announced that Minnesota secured $16 million in federal funding to improve safety on Highway 11 near Loman and I-94 between Moorhead and Alexandria. The funding comes from President Biden’s…

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Governor Walz Congratulates Christina Bogojevic on Her Appointment as Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol

St. Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz released the following statement today congratulating Interim Col. Christina Bogojevic on her appointment as colonel of the Minnesota State Patrol. Bogojevic has been with the State Patrol for more than 20 years and…

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Ahead of Tax Day, Governor Walz Urges Minnesotans to File for Child Tax Credit

Over 360,000 children have already benefited, with families receiving an average credit of $2508 Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz today urged Minnesotans to file for the Child Tax Credit before Tax Day on Monday, April 15. He was joined by…

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Governor Walz Appoints Matti Adam and Seamus Duffy to Fill Ninth Judicial District Vacancies

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointments of Matti Adam and Seamus Duffy as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. Adam will be replacing the Honorable Shari R. Schluchter and Duffy will be…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Seventh Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

Saint Paul, MN - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Adjusting Net Operating Loss Timeline

Saint Paul, MN - Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law modifying the effective date of the net operating loss provision that passed in 2023. Chapter 82, House File 3769 adjusts the timeline of the 2023 tax bill provision that reduced the…

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Governor Walz Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Shooting in Allen, Texas

[ST. PAUL, MN] – In accordance with a notice from the White House, Governor Tim Walz today has directed all United States and Minnesota flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, May 11,…

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Governor Walz Order Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighters

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today has directed all United States and Minnesota flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, May 7, to honor firefighters who have been killed or injured in the…

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Governor Walz Congratulates Departing Commissioner Roberts-Davis, Opens Selection Process for Cabinet Vacancy

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today congratulated departing Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis and thanked her for her years of service at the Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin). Roberts-Davis will depart from…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Strengthening Voting Rights

Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law protecting the freedom to vote and increasing voting accessibility. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan were joined by Secretary of State Steve Simon, legislators, and advocates to celebrate…

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Governor Walz Announces Upcoming Vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced two vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. These vacancies will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly and the Honorable Lucinda E. Jesson. Judge Reilly and Judge…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Celebrate National Small Business Week

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today joined Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and the U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman to celebrate National Small Business Week and Minnesota’s Small Business Week…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Improving Workplace Safety at Oil Refineries

Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law improving workplace safety and training standards at oil refineries. The bill requires a percentage of third-party contractor employees be graduates or apprentices in a registered apprenticeship…

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At IUOE National Convention in Florida, Governor Walz Highlights Need for Good-Paying Union Jobs, Collective Bargaining Rights Across the Country

At the national convention of the International Union of Operating Engineers in Hollywood, Florida, Governor Tim Walz today highlighted the need for good-paying union jobs and collective bargaining rights in states across the country.…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Visit Fish Hatchery to Highlight Investments in Conservation, Outdoor Recreation Ahead of Fishing Opener

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today toured a state fish hatchery in St. Paul ahead of the fishing opener. The facility was the first state-run hatchery established in Minnesota. Today, the facility produces young walleye,…

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Governor Walz to Lead Trade Mission to Australia

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced that he will lead a trade mission to Australia, November 10-18, 2023, with stops in the major business centers of Sydney and Melbourne. The mission will focus on growing the state’s…

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Governor Walz Signs Three Bills Protecting Minnesotans' Rights

Governor Tim Walz today signed three bills into law protecting people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota, banning the practice of conversion therapy, and protecting people seeking or providing gender-affirming health care in Minnesota.…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Minnesota Schools to Receive Over $4 Million in Farm to School Grants

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced that the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has recently awarded $4.22 million in grants through its Farm to School program. A total of 114…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Strengthening Penalties for Labor Trafficking

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law strengthening penalties for labor trafficking. The bill creates a crime for labor trafficking that results in death and creates enhanced penalties for labor trafficking that…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Highlight Proposal to Replace Lead Pipes Across Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today visited a home in Saint Paul to highlight their $240 million proposal to replace lead pipes across Minnesota. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan were…

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Governor Walz State of the State Remarks as Prepared

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz delivered his State of the State Address tonight in the Minnesota House Chamber. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you and good evening. Madame Speaker and Members of the Minnesota House…

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Governor Walz Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Pope County Sheriff Deputy Josh Owen

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in honor and remembrance of Deputy Josh Owen.…

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Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Statements on the Death of Pope County Sherriff Deputy Josh Owen

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today released the following statements on the death of Pope County Sherriff Deputy Josh Owen who was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty on April 15.…

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Governor Walz Celebrates 2023 Spring Turkey Hunting Season

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz celebrated the spring turkey hunting season near Northfield early this morning. Governor Walz was joined by National Wild Turkey Federation Director of Development Tom Glines, Minnesota Department of Natural…

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Governor Walz Visits Hastings to Highlight Spring Flood Preparations

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today visited Hastings to meet with local legislators, city leaders, and residents to discuss the city’s spring flood preparations. Governor Walz was joined by Senator Judy Seeberger, Representative…

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Governor Walz Highlights Accomplishments in First 100 Days of Second Term

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today highlighted accomplishments of the first 100 days of their second term. Since their inauguration, Governor Walz signed bills that codify reproductive rights,…

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Governor Walz Visits Ely to Highlight Child Care Plan

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today visited Ely, Minnesota, to highlight the child care plan in the One Minnesota Budget released in January. Governor Walz visited the Ely Head Start center to discuss the Governor and Lieutenant…

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Governor Walz Assigns Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to Zaria McKeever Murder Case

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today exercised his statutory authority to assign Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to the Zaria McKeever murder case in Hennepin County. This decision comes after Governor Walz received a formal…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Providing Funding for Office of Administrative Hearings

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law providing deficiency funding for the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) to continue providing hearings for campaign and data practice matters. Chapter 23, Senate File 1816…

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Governor Walz Meets with President Zelenskyy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today joined a call with a bipartisan group of governors and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to express support for Ukraine and solidarity with the Ukrainian community in Minnesota. “Minnesota…

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Governor Walz Issues Executive Order Ensuring Continuity for Certain Task Forces, Councils, and Committees

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today issued Executive Order 23-05, amending previous executive orders to ensure continuity of task forces, councils, and committees created by those executive orders. Executive Order 23-05 also rescinds…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Statements on Agreement Between Minnesota Department of Human Rights and City of Minneapolis

“This critical work from Commissioner Rebecca Lucero and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights is an important step to make Minneapolis a safer community for all,” said Governor Tim Walz. “I’m grateful for MDHR’s…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Providing Resources to Help Ensure Eligible Minnesotans Keep Their Health Insurance

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As the federal COVID-19 public health emergency unwinds, Governor Tim Walz signed into law a bill providing resources to help eligible Minnesotans keep their Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare health insurance. “We…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Providing $50 Million in Homelessness Prevention and Assistance

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has signed two bills into law providing $50 million in funding for homelessness prevention and assistance and allowing wills to be completed electronically. “Ensuring our children and families have…

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Governor Walz Surveys Site of Raymond Train Derailment, Pledges Full State Support

[ST. PAUL, MN] - Governor Tim Walz traveled to Raymond, Minnesota, this morning to survey the site where a train carrying ethanol derailed. The Governor met with residents and offered the state’s full support. The Governor is coordinating…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointment?of Minnesota's First Chief Equity Officer

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced Dr. Stephanie Burrage as Chief Equity Officer for the State of Minnesota. Dr. Burrage will be responsible for working with the Governor’s Office…

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Governor Walz Appoints Tori Stewart to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Tori Stewart as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Stewart will replace the Honorable Kevin F. Mark and…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill into Law

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed Chapter 19, House File 45 into law as passed unanimously by the Minnesota Legislature. In 2021, the legislature established a procedure under which certain current or former members of the…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Tenth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancies occurred upon the resignation of…

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Governor Walz, Legislative Leaders Agree to Budget Targets, Marking Major Step Toward Finalizing the Biennial Budget

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman today announced that they have reached an agreement on key budget decisions, taking a major step toward finalizing the two-year state…

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Governor Walz Appoints Sarah Hudleston and Matthew Frank to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancies

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointments of Sarah Hudleston and Matthew Frank as district court judges in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The seats will be chambered…

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Governor Walz Unveils Little Free Library to Highlight Reading Month

[ST. PAUL, MN] – In celebration of Reading Month, Governor Tim Walz today unveiled the first ever Little Free Library in the State Capitol. With more than 1,600 book titles banned or restricted by other states last year, the Little Free…

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Governor Walz Signs Physical Education Standards Bill into Law

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law Chapter 17, House File 112 postponing the next review and revision of the physical education standards from the 2022-2023 school year to the 2026-2027 school year. In 2017, the Minnesota…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Providing Free School Meals for Minnesota Students

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law a bill providing free school breakfast and lunch for all Minnesota students at participating schools. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor were joined by legislators, students, and…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Cracking Down on Catalytic Converter Theft

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed legislation into law that will crack down on catalytic converter theft. He also signed into law protections for Native American children and families, and funding for the Competency Attainment…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Present Revised One Minnesota Budget

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced that they have nearly doubled their public safety plan, bringing the total to $550 million to support local governments with public safety. Their revised…

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Governor Walz Celebrates Small Business Development Center Day

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan today announced the appointments of Timothy Carey and Jacob Kraus as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. These seats will be chambered in St.…

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Office of Sen. Frentz Biweekly Newsletter - March 10, 2023

Proudly serving Senate District 18, including the cities of: St. Peter, Nicollet, Courtland, Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, Kasota, Lafayette, and rural Nicollet County. Hello citizens of SD18, and happy Friday! Another two weeks have gone by…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - March 10, 2023

Governor Walz Takes Executive Action to Protect Access to Gender Affirming Health Care in Minnesota “As states across the country move to ban access to gender affirming care, we want LGBTQ Minnesotans to know they will continue to be safe,…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends First Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the…

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Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Visits Fergus Falls to Highlight Child Care Plan

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today visited Fergus Falls, Minnesota to highlight the child care plan in the One Minnesota Budget released in January. Lieutenant Governor Flanagan hosted a roundtable with city and county…

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Governor Walz Exempts Certain Motor Carriers and Drivers from Regulations

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed Emergency Executive Order 23-04 to provide regulatory relief for septic system service companies. Executive Order 23-04 exempts septic tank trucks from seasonal load restrictions on Minnesota…

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Governor Walz Highlights Minnesota's Efforts to Lead the Clean Energy Economy, Fight Climate Change

[ST. PAUL, MN] – At the Aspen Ideas: Climate Conference today, Governor Tim Walz joined climate leaders from around the world to discuss how Minnesota is leading in the fight against climate change. “Minnesota never steps away from a…

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Governor Walz Takes Executive Action to Protect Access to Gender Affirming Health Care in Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today took executive action to protect access to gender affirming health care in Minnesota. Gender affirming health care services refers to all medical, surgical, counseling, or referral services, including…

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Governor Walz Announces Minnesota's Exports Reach Record High in 2022

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that Minnesota’s exports reached a record high of $27 billion in 2022, a 16 percent increase from 2021.…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Expanding Access to Driver's Licenses

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law expanding eligibility for a standard Minnesota driver’s license by allowing Minnesotans, regardless of immigration status, to obtain a license. With an estimated 81,000…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - March 3, 2023

Governor Walz Signs Bill Expanding Voting Rights to 55,000 Minnesotans Governor Walz signed into law the largest expansion of voting rights in Minnesota in a half century. The law restores voting rights for over 55,000 formerly incarcerated people…

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Governor Walz Announces Upcoming Preventive Procedure, Temporary Transfer of Power

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz will temporarily transfer power to Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Monday while under general anesthesia for a preventive procedure. Per state statute, the Governor sent a letter today to House Speaker…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Expanding Voting Rights to 55,000 Minnesotans

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law the largest expansion of voting rights in Minnesota in a half century. The law restores voting rights for over 55,000 formerly incarcerated people in Minnesota. Governor Walz signed the…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Providing Emergency Food Shelf Funding

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As Minnesota food shelves see an increase in demand, Governor Tim Walz today signed into law $5 million in emergency funding to food shelves. “Minnesota’s food shelves play an essential role in helping…

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Governor Walz Statement on Eli Lilly Capping the Cost of Insulin

[ST. PAUL, MN] – After years of calling on pharmaceutical manufacturers to address the skyrocketing cost of insulin, Governor Tim Walz today released a statement on Eli Lilly’s decision to cap the monthly out-of-pocket cost of insulin at…

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Governor Walz Celebrates Thriving State Economy, February Economic Forecast

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today released the following statement celebrating the news that Minnesota Management and Budget’s February Economic Forecast showed that Minnesota’s surplus remains stable and the economy…

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Office of Sen. Frentz Biweekly Newsletter - February 24, 2023

Proudly serving Senate District 18, including the cities of: St. Peter, Nicollet, Courtland, Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, Kasota, Lafayette, and rural Nicollet County. Hello citizens of SD18, and happy Friday! It’s hard to believe two…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - February 24, 2023

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Thank Snowplow Drivers, State Patrol, National Guard for Keeping Minnesotans Safe During Winter Storm Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan thanked Minnesota’s snowplow drivers, the State…

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Governor Walz Thanks Snowplow Drivers, State Patrol, National Guard for Keeping Minnesotans Safe During Winter Storm

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today thanked Minnesota’s snowplow drivers, the State Patrol, the National Guard, and emergency responders across the state for their work keeping Minnesotans safe during this week’s winter storm.…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - February 17, 2023

On 50-Year Anniversary, Governor Walz Expands Minnesota’s Military Partnership with Norway This week, Governor Walz participated in the official State Partnership Program signing ceremony in Trondheim, Norway, expanding the long-standing…

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Governor Walz Takes Steps to Prepare for Winter Storm

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As forecasts predict up to 20 inches of snow this week and at the request of Minnesota National Guard’s Adjutant General, Army Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Commissioner of Public Safety Bob Jacobson, and Commissioner of…

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During Trade Mission to Oslo, Governor Walz Promotes Investment in Minnesota, Track Record of Success in Key Industries

[ST. PAUL, MN] – During a business development mission in Oslo, Norway today, Governor Tim Walz promoted Minnesota as a premier destination for trade and investment. The Governor’s trip comes after Minnesota’s exports reached an…

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On 50-Year Anniversary, Governor Walz Expands Minnesota’s Military Partnership with Norway

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today participated in the official State Partnership Program (SPP) signing ceremony in Trondheim, Norway, expanding the long-standing partnership between Minnesota and Norway’s militaries. Governor Walz…

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Governor Walz Congratulates Departing Commissioner Grove, Opens Selection Process for Cabinet Vacancy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today congratulated departing Commissioner Steve Grove and thanked him for his years of service at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - February 10, 2023

Governor Walz Signs Bill Moving Minnesota to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2040 This week, Governor Walz signed a bill leading Minnesota to 100% clean electricity by 2040. Through this law, Minnesota will take steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions,…

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Governor Walz to Visit Norway to Strengthen Military, Economic Ties

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz will travel to Norway this week to build upon Minnesota and Norway’s strong military and economic ties. During his visit, Governor Walz will participate in the official State Partnership Program (SPP)…

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Governor Walz Chairs President's Bipartisan Council of Governors Meeting

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz chaired the Council of Governors’ 26th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The President’s bipartisan Council of Governors was established by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - February 3, 2023

Governor Walz Signs Reproductive Freedom into Law PRO Act establishes reproductive health as a fundamental right for Minnesotans Governor Walz signed the Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act into law, establishing reproductive freedom as a…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Moving Minnesota to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2040

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law legislation establishing a Minnesota carbon-free electricity standard. With Senate File 4 , Minnesota will take steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions, combat the climate crisis, and…

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Governor Walz Signs Unanimous Bill Providing Over $315 Million to Improve Minnesota's Roads

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law legislation to unlock $315.5 million in federally appropriated funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to improve Minnesota’s roads. The funding provided in…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill Expanding Attorney General's Capacity to Prosecute Violent Crime

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law legislation providing funding for Attorney General Keith Ellison’s Office to hire up to seven additional criminal prosecutors. Senate File 33 will more than triple the capacity of…

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During Black History Month, Governor Walz Highlights Ways his Budget will Support Black Minnesotans

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, during Black History Month, Governor Tim Walz highlighted a series of proposals within the One Minnesota Budget that would support Black Minnesotans. These proposals were informed by dozens of formal meetings the…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Fourth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies occurred upon the resignation…

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Governor Walz Establishes Juneteenth as a State Holiday

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed into law legislation establishing Juneteenth as a State holiday. Senate File 13 commemorates June 19 as the official end of slavery in the United States. “Juneteenth is an important…

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Governor Walz Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Eight Minnesota Counties

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has authorized emergency assistance for eight Northeastern and Southwestern Minnesota counties due to damage caused by heavy snowstorms and high winds from December 13 through December 16, 2022.…

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Governor Walz Recognizes Four Chaplains Day, Orders Flags at Half-Staff Friday

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has directed flags at all state buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, February 3, 2023, in recognition of Four Chaplains Day. This year marks the 80th…

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In Duluth, Governor Walz Highlights Budget to Make Minnesota the Best State in the Country for Kids

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today visited Laura MacArthur Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota to highlight a series of proposals in the One Minnesota budget to make Minnesota the best state in the country for kids . This $12 billion…

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Governor Walz Appoints Debra Groehler to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Debra Groehler as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Groehler will be replacing the Honorable Jodi L.…

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Governor Walz Signs CROWN Act Into Law

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has signed the CROWN Act into law, explicitly prohibiting racial discrimination based on natural hair texture and hair styles such as braids, locs, and twists. A ceremonial bill signing will take place later…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancies in the Tenth Judicial District

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancies will occur upon the resignation of the Honorable Bethany A. Fountain Lindberg and the retirement…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Statement on the Passing of Senator David Durenberger

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan released the following statements after the passing of former United States Senator David Durenberger. “I am grateful to have called Senator Durenberger a…

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Governor Walz Signs Reproductive Freedom into Law

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed HF 1 , the Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act, into law, establishing reproductive freedom as a fundamental right for every Minnesotan. The PRO Act establishes that every Minnesotan has a…

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Office of Senator Frentz Newsletter - January 27, 2023

Proudly serving Senate District 18, including the cities of: St. Peter, Nicollet, Courtland, Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, Kasota, Lafayette, and rural Nicollet County. One Month Down Hello, constituents of Senate District 18! I hope…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - January 27, 2023

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Present Their One Minnesota Budget Entire two-year proposal provides largest tax cut in state history, includes plan to send surplus money directly back to Minnesotans in the form of checks Governor…

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People Who Experience Homelessness Face Earlier and Greater Risk of Death, Report Finds

Death rate among those experiencing homelessness is triple that of general population Governor’s historic housing stability package invests in solutions to support Minnesotans experiencing homelessness across the housing spectrum People…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce 2023 Infrastructure Plan

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced their 2023 Infrastructure Plan – their capital investment recommendation for the upcoming legislative session, the largest in state history. The…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Third Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the…

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Governor Walz Signs Bill to Support Workers on the Iron Range

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill into law extending Unemployment Insurance benefits for workers on the Iron Range. The bill will provide an additional 26 weeks of benefits for over 400 workers who were laid off due to the…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Present Their One Minnesota Budget

Entire two-year proposal provides largest tax cut in state history; includes plan to send surplus money directly back to Minnesotans in the form of checks Minnesotans across the state praise the One Minnesota Budget [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - January 20, 2023

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Budget to Make Minnesota the Best State in the Country for Kids Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced a series of proposals to make Minnesota the best state in the country for…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Budget to Protect Minnesotans' Health and Safety

Public safety package provides $300 million in local public safety aid; reduces gun violence and violent crime; invests in meaningful criminal justice reform Health care package would create MinnesotaCare public option, expand access to quality…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Budget to Invest in Minnesota's Economic Future

$4.1 billion package would provide paid family and medical leave, strengthen small businesses, and expand Minnesota’s workforce in most critical sectors Climate package grows clean energy workforce; expands solar power and EV infrastructure;…

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Governor Walz Reappoints the Honorable Patricia J. Milun to the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the reappointment of the Honorable Patricia J. Milun as a judge of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) for a six-year term.…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Budget to Make Minnesota the Best State in the Country for Kids

$12 billion package would lower cost of child care for middle-class families, expand tax cuts, and reduce child poverty Budget would provide largest investment in public education in state history, including universal school meals and increased…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today recognized Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Minnesota by hosting a public celebration and issuing a proclamation marking the state holiday. The…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - January 13, 2023

Governor Walz Signs Bipartisan Bill to Provide $100 Million in Tax Cuts, Simplify Tax Filing for Minnesotans Governor Walz signed bipartisan legislation, passed within days of the legislative session kicking off, providing $100 million in tax cuts…

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Office of Sen. Frentz Biweekly Newsletter - January 13, 2023

Proudly serving Senate District 18, including the cities of: St. Peter, Nicollet, Courtland, Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, Kasota, Lafayette, and rural Nicollet County. Session Has Started Hello, constituents of Senate District 18…

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Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Optometry, Board of Veterinary Medicine, Compensation Council, Legislative Salary Council, and Technology…

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Governor Walz Signs Bipartisan Bill to Provide $100 Million in Tax Cuts, Simplify Tax Filing for Minnesotans

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed bipartisan legislation providing $100 million in tax cuts to Minnesota individuals and businesses. The first bill to pass in the 2023 legislative session, Chapter 1, HF 31 will update several…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the resignation of the Honorable Nicole A. Engisch. This seat will be chambered in…

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Governor Walz Announces Minnesota Ranked as a Top State to Raise a Family

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced that Minnesota is the second best state to raise a family according to a recent WalletHub study. Minnesota’s top ranking is based on 51 key…

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Governor Walz Reappoints Charlie Zelle as Metropolitan Council Chair and Announces Metropolitan Council Nominating Committee

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the reappointment of Charlie Zelle as chair of the Metropolitan Council. “I am honored to reappoint Chair Zelle to the Metropolitan…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - January 6, 2023

Four More Years: Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Commit to Making Minnesota the Best State for Children in Inaugural Address On Monday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan were sworn in for their second term as…

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Governor Walz Highlights State's Public Safety Efforts on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

[ST. PAUL, MN] – On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Governor Tim Walz today celebrated the work of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) in cooperation with other state agencies as well as community and local law…

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Governor Walz Appoints Kristi Stanislawski to Fill Tenth Judicial District Vacancy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Kristi Stanislawski as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Stanislawski will be replacing the Honorable…

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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointees to the Commission on Judicial Selection

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced appointments to the Commission on Judicial Selection. The Governor’s appointees include six at-large members and 20 district members, two from each…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Inaugural Remarks as Prepared

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan were sworn in for their second term as Minnesota’s Governor and Lieutenant Governor today along with Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - December 30, 2022

Governor Walz Pushes for Automatic Voter Registration in Minnesota This week, Governor Walz joined "Morning Joe" and "The Reid Out" on MSNBC to discuss how he's pushing to making voting as easy as possible for people in Minnesota. "Attacks on…

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Governor Walz Provides Flexibility for Fuel Transportation Following Severe Weather

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Following severe winter storms and extreme cold, Governor Tim Walz today signed an executive order providing emergency relief from regulations for motor carriers and drivers transporting fuel in Minnesota. Executive Order…

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Governor Walz Takes Action to Prevent Fraud, Protect Taxpayer Dollars

New plan will improve oversight, prevent fraud related to federal funds; Plan calls for new Inspector General at Department of Education [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced a new action plan to prevent fraud and improve…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - December 23, 2022

Governor Walz Announces Cabinet Appointments On Wednesday, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced six new members of the Walz-Flanagan Cabinet. Wille Jett II as Commissioner of Education Willie Jett II is an…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. This vacancy occurs at the end of Chief…

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Governor Walz Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for St. Louis County

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has authorized emergency assistance for St. Louis County for damage sustained due to a severe storm and wind on November 10, 2022. “It is crucial that we support counties impacted by storms and…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - December 16, 2022

Governor Walz Travels to Kuwait to Visit Troops Ahead of Holidays Last week, Governor Walz traveled to Kuwait to visit members of the Minnesota National Guard’s 347th Regional Support Group and members of the RSG’s 147th Human…

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Walz, Flanagan Announce Reappointment to the Public Utilities Commission

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the reappointment of Katie Sieben to serve as a commissioner and chair of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Governor Dayton appointed Sieben to the…

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Governor Walz Reappoints the Honorable Jane N. Bowman to the Minnesota Tax Court

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the reappointment of the Honorable Jane N. Bowman as a Judge of the Minnesota Tax Court for a six-year term. “It is my privilege to reappoint…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Inauguration Details

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced details for the inaugural ceremony of Minnesota’s five constitutional officers. Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - December 9, 2022

Governor Walz Announces Largest-Ever Investment in Broadband Access Across Minnesota $100 million investment will expand access to over 33,000 homes Governor Walz announced that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million to expand…

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Governor Walz Appoints Kyle Gustafson to Serve as the Minnesota Racing Commission Executive Director

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Kyle Gustafson to serve as the Minnesota Racing Commission Executive Director. Gustafson will replace Charlene Briner, who has been serving as the commission’s…

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Governor Walz Announces Largest-Ever Investment in Broadband Access Across Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans, representing the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in state…

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Governor Walz Statement on Economic Forecast

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz released the following statement on the State of Minnesota’s November Budget and Economic Forecast issued today by Minnesota Management and Budget: “Today’s news is proof that…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - December 2, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce New Funding to Increase Access to Affordable Child Care Across the State Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced $2.5 million in new funding to increase access to affordable…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Tenth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the…

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Governor Walz Announces New Funding to Increase Access to Affordable Child Care Across the State

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today visited CLUES in St. Paul to announce that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is awarding nearly $2.5 million to 17 child care organizations representing communities…

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Governor Walz Appoints Sydnee Woods to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancy

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Sydnee Woods as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Woods will be replacing the Honorable David L. Piper…

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PHOTOS: Governor Walz Congratulates Lake Middle School in Woodbury for Being Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School, Leads Discussion on Improving Education Across the State

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today visited Lake Middle School in Woodbury to hear from students and teachers about ways to improve education for students across the state. He was joined by South Washington County Schools Superintendent…

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Governor Walz Appoints Jeremy Clinefelter to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancy

Governor Walz Appoints Jeremy Clinefelter to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancy Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Jeremy Clinefelter as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Clinefelter will…

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Governor Walz, Minnesota Turkey Growers Present Minnesota's Thanksgiving Turkey

Governor Walz, Minnesota Turkey Growers Present Minnesota's Thanksgiving Turkey Governor Tim Walz today presented Minnesota’s Thanksgiving turkey at the Capitol. He was joined by Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen,…

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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments

Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Nursing, Board of Optometry, Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Governor’s Task…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - November 18, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Over $20 Million For Economic Development in Greater Minnesota Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced over $20 million for economic development across Greater Minnesota. The…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments to the Young Women's Cabinet

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Appointments to the Young Women's Cabinet Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced appointments to the Young Women’s Cabinet. During the past seven years,…

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Governor Walz Announces Minnesota's Exports Reach All-Time High

Governor Walz Announces Minnesota's Exports Reach All-Time High Governor Tim Walz today announced that exports of agricultural, manufactured, and mining goods from Minnesota surged to an all-time high of $7.3 billion in the third quarter of…

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Governor Walz Celebrates Minnesota Job Growth Outpacing the Nation

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today celebrated new job numbers that show Minnesota created nearly 17,400 new jobs in October, outpacing the nation by half a percentage point. For the first time, Minnesota’s job growth over the last…

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Governor Walz Appoints Jeremy Drucker to Serve as Addiction and Recovery Director

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Jeremy Drucker to serve as the administration’s Addiction and Recovery Director, a new position reporting directly to the…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Fourth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy on the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection today announced a vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. This vacancy occurs at the end of Chief Judge Patricia J. Milun’s term in January 2023. The…

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Walz, Flanagan Thank Cabinet for Service to Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced cabinet vacancies and reappointments for their second term. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor thanked the entire Walz-Flanagan cabinet for their…

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Walz, Flanagan Open Met Council Application Process

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the application process for the Metropolitan Council’s 16 district seats, as well as positions on the Metropolitan Council Nominating Committee.…

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Governor Walz Announces New Round of Free COVID Tests Ahead of Holidays

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced that four additional free at-home rapid tests are available to all Minnesota households in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday through the state’s…

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Governor Walz Announces Over $20 Million For Economic Development in Greater Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced over $20 million in funding for small cities, townships, and counties in Minnesota. The Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grants will be used for…

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Governor Walz Recognizes Veterans Day

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today Governor Tim Walz, a 24-year veteran of the National Guard, recognized Veterans Day by attending the annual State of Minnesota’s Veterans Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove…

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Walz, Flanagan Seek Applicants for Vacancies on the Commission on Judicial Selection

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the start of a process to fill 27 seats on the Commission on Judicial Selection appointed by the Governor. The vacancies include attorney and…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - November 4, 2022

Governor Walz Celebrates $97 Million in New Funding to Support Small Business Owners Across the State This week, Governor Walz celebrated $97 million in new funding to support small businesses. This follows last week's visit to Northfield, where…

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Governor Walz Celebrates 2022 Governor's Deer Hunting Opener

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today celebrated the 20th annual Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener and opened the 2022 firearm deer season at the Three Rivers Park District. Governor Walz hunted alongside Three Rivers Park District…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - October 28, 2022

Governor Walz Visits Northfield to Celebrate $97 Million in Small Business Support Across Minnesota Governor Walz and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove hosted a roundtable with business owners at…

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Governor Walz Reappoints the Honorable Susan Segal as Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced his reappointment of the Honorable Susan Segal as Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In May 2020, the Governor appointed her to fill the remainder of Chief Judge Edward J.…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - October 21, 2022

Governor Walz Secures $97 Million for Small Business Support in Minnesota Governor Walz and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove announced that Minnesota has secured nearly $100 million in new…

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PHOTOS: Governor Walz Visits Northfield to Celebrate $97 Million in Small Business Support Across Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove today hosted a roundtable with business owners at Reunion Restaurant in Northfield to celebrate $97 million in…

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Directing State Agencies to Pursue Federal Funding for Clean Hydrogen Market Development in Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As part of the state’s continued effort to reduce carbon emissions and expand the clean energy economy, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 22-22 directing state agencies to pursue federal funding for clean…

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PHOTOS: Governor Walz Welcomes Cadets to the Minnesota State Patrol

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today attended the graduation ceremony of the 65th class of the Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Academy to congratulate and welcome the cadets to the Minnesota State Patrol. Photos from the event are attached…

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Governor Walz Secures $97 Million for Small Business Support in Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove announced they secured nearly $100 million in new funding to support small businesses through the…

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Minnesota Recognized as a Leading State for Data-Driven and Evidence-Based Policymaking

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Yesterday, at a virtual event co-hosted by the National Governors Association and Results for America, Minnesota was recognized as a leading state in using evidence and data to deliver better results for Minnesotans. Results…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Celebrate 12 Consecutive Months of Job Growth

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan reacted to Minnesota’s September job report, which marked 12 straight months of job growth in Minnesota. At 2.4 percent, Minnesota’s year-to-date…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - October 14, 2022

Governor Walz: Minnesota is Ready to Host 2027 World Expo Governor Walz joined Senator Amy Klobuchar and a delegation of Expo leaders to announce that Minnesota is ready to host the 2027 World Expo. Minnesota is competing against four other…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Tenth Judicial District

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Mary A. Yunker. This seat will be chambered in Elk…

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State-run Vaccination Sites Now Offering Bivalent Booster Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced that Minnesotans can schedule appointments for children ages 5-11 to receive an updated bivalent booster at state-run vaccination sites. The announcement follows updated recommendations from…

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Governor Walz Announces 2023 Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener to be Held in Owatonna

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Before opening the 2022 pheasant hunting season this morning in Worthington, Governor Tim Walz today announced that Owatonna will host the 2023 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Explore Minnesota, the…

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PHOTOS: Governor Walz Harvests Two Roosters at 2022 Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

[ST. PAUL, MN] – This weekend, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan celebrated the tenth annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Worthington, where Governor Walz harvested two roosters. Governor Walz and…

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PHOTOS: Governor Walz Welcomes Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway to Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today met with Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway to discuss the importance of Minnesota’s relationship with Norway and highlight opportunities to enhance exchanges between Minnesota and Norway. Their…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - October 7, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Frontline Worker Payments Start This Week Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced over one million Minnesota frontline workers will receive nearly $500 to recognize their work…

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Minnesota is Ready to Host 2027 World Expo

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today joined Senator Amy Klobuchar and a delegation of Expo leaders to discuss the United States’ bid to host the 2027 World Expo in Minnesota. The United States is competing against four other…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - September 30, 2022

Governor Walz Deploys Minnesota First Responders to Aid Florida Communities Damaged by Hurricane Ian On Friday, Governor Walz announced that eight Minnesota members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team (MN-AHIMT) are traveling to…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - September 23, 2022

Governor Walz, Law Enforcement Agencies Discuss Ongoing, Increased Public Safety Presence Throughout Metro Area This week, Governor Walz announced that the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will continue their ongoing,…

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Governor Walz, Law Enforcement Agencies Discuss Ongoing, Increased Public Safety Presence Throughout Metro Area

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz announced today that the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will continue their ongoing, increased public safety presence to address crime and gun violence in the metro area…

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Governor Walz Appoints Margaret Zadra to Serve as the Ombudsperson for Corrections

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Margaret Zadra to serve as the Ombudsperson for Corrections. Margaret Zadra has served as Interim Ombudsperson since January 2022. “Margaret Zadra ensures…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - September 16, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce New Comprehensive Climate Plan Climate Action Framework is announced with bipartisan support, input from thousands of business, conservation, and labor leaders Governor Walz and…

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Governor Walz: Minnesota, Six Midwest States Launch Coalition to Develop Hydrogen as Clean Energy Economic Opportunity

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today joined governors in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio to announce the launch of the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition (M-H2 Coalition). The coalition will accelerate the development of…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce New Comprehensive Climate Plan

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today launched a comprehensive plan to protect Minnesota’s environment and combat climate change. Created with the input of thousands of business, conservation,…

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PHOTOS: Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Receive Updated COVID-19 Boosters

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan received their updated bivalent boosters at the State Capitol. On September 6, Governor Walz announced Minnesota’s health care providers were ready to…

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Governor Walz Celebrates $25 Million for Bridge Improvements on I-90

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz announced today that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) was awarded a $25 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant from the United States Department of Transportation to…

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Governor Walz Meets with Taiwan Agriculture Delegation to Strengthen Trade Partnership

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today met with members of Taiwan’s agriculture industry to strengthen trade partnerships between Taiwan and Minnesota. Members of the Taiwanese agriculture industry and Minnesota corn and soybean…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - September 9, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Greet Students on First Day of School Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan were out bright and early on Tuesday morning to greet Zanewood Community School students on their first day of…

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Governor Walz Announces Public Safety Partnership with the University of Minnesota, State Patrol

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the Minnesota State Patrol will partner with the University of Minnesota (U of M) to keep students safe on campus. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Third Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the…

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Governor Walz: Minnesota is Ready to Provide Updated Booster Shots

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced Minnesota health care providers are ready to administer new COVID-19 booster shots that have been formulated to be more effective against the Omicron variants. The bivalent…

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Governor Walz Announces Extension of Free Nursing Assistant Training Program

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced a $2.4 million investment to continue Minnesota’s free nursing assistant training program. The Next Generation Nursing Assistant initiative provides Minnesotans with free training,…

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Governor Walz Implements Cybersecurity Measures to Protect Critical Infrastructure

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 22-20, requiring Minnesota’s state agencies to work with critical infrastructure providers to improve information security programs across the State of Minnesota. The…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - August 26, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Visit Minnesota State Fair on Opening Day On Thursday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan joined Minnesotans from across the state for the opening of the Minnesota State Fair to celebrate the…

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Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Unveil Minnesota Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

State to promote inclusive outdoor spaces, recreational experiences, and opportunities for environmental education [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today unveiled the Minnesota Children’s…

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Governor Walz Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Eight Minnesota Counties

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz has authorized emergency assistance for eight Minnesota counties due to severe weather and flooding damage sustained during four different weather events spanning between April 22 and July 5.…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - August 19, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Visit Northern Minnesota Brewery to Highlight State Support for Small Businesses On Thursday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan visited Castle Danger, brewery in Northern Minnesota, to…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - August 12, 2022

Governor Walz Prepares for Immediate Extradition of MOA Shooting Suspects On Friday, Governor Walz announced he is prepared to immediately extradite the individuals suspected of committing the recent shooting at the Mall of America. The…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - August 5, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Respond to Mall of America Shooting On Thursday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan responded to a shooting at the Mall of America. Condemning the violence, Governor Walz pledged to…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - July 29, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Outline Ten-Year Economic Expansion Plan On Wednesday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced a ten-year economic expansion plan to bring down costs and invest in working families to…

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Governor Walz Announces Minnesota has Received AAA Rating from Moody’s for First Time in Nearly 20 Years

Governor Walz Announces Minnesota has Received AAA Rating from Moody’s for First Time in Nearly 20 Years Governor Tim Walz today announced that for the first time since 2003, Moody’s has rated Minnesota as AAA, the highest rating…

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Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District

Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a vacancy in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon…

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Governor Walz Outlines Ten-Year Economic Expansion Plan

Governor Walz Outlines Ten-Year Economic Expansion Plan Governor Tim Walz today announced a ten-year economic expansion plan at Wyoming Machine in Stacy, Minnesota. The Governor’s Council on Economic Expansion today released the 28-page…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - July 22, 2022

Governor Walz Highlights State’s Work to Combat Crime, Gun Violence On Thursday, Governor Walz met with state law enforcement officials to highlight the state’s work to combat crime and gun violence in Minnesota and call on state…

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Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan on Minnesota's Economy as June Unemployment Rates Reach Another Record Low

Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan on Minnesota’s Economy as June Unemployment Rates Reach Another Record Low Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan reacted to Minnesota’s latest record-breaking low…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - July 8, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, Representative Craig Discuss Investments in Public Safety On Friday, Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and U.S. Representative Angie Craig visited the Scott County Association…

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Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - July 1, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Vow to Protect Reproductive Rights in Minnesota Last week, Governor Walz released the following statement following Friday's Supreme Court decision: "Let me be very clear: This ruling changes…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - June 24, 2022

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Vow to Protect Reproductive Rights in Minnesota Governor Walz released the following statement following Friday’s Supreme Court decision: "Let me be very clear: This ruling changes nothing…

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Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz Weekly Briefing - June 17, 2022

Governor Walz Announces Effective End to Veteran Homelessness in St. Louis County On Thursday, Governor Walz announced the effective end of veteran homelessness in St. Louis County -- another major step towards the Walz-Flanagan…

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