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Here's what you need to know about the changes in the order, Walz's most sweeping executive action.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued an order for Minnesotans to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.
It was just a preview of the party's broader messaging against Democrats on COVID-19 in what is still a pivotal election year.
Policymakers are scrambling to set up all-new systems after restricting access to public spaces because of COVID-19.
Tim Walz was out of his element. Minnesota’s extroverted first-term governor was stuck inside his Summit Avenue home with a PowerPoint presentation ready to go…
Former Pine County Sheriff's Office clerk leads fight to break down the "blue wall of silence."
Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order Wednesday asking Minnesotans to stay in their homes unless absolutely necessary, for at least two weeks beginning at midnight Friday.
For the last three decades, a group of Capitol denizens has been gathering every Sunday night to play ice hockey.
The administration mulls an emergency order requiring Minnesotans to stay home, which is now being put in place across California as well as being considered in New York City.
Legislators are returning home until April 14 but will continue to work as needed as the outbreak unfolds.
The state's K-12 schools will close beginning Wednesday at least through March 27, but Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker said schools need to prepare for "weeks of distance learning."
The decision came following days of behind-the-scenes discussions.
State Capitol leaders in St. Paul were making preparations Wednesday for the fast-spreading coronavirus, though officials say there is not yet any need to postpone…
Some hope that a woman will be vice president.
The way the Minnesota law is written, adultery is a crime usually for a woman and only sometimes for a man.
Even within the Minnesota Democrat's circle of closest confidants, views on the best path forward differed.
But early votes in favor of candidates who have dropped out are still counted.
It's the first presidential primary in the state in 28 years, so naturally, there's still some confusion.
In a letter to clergy, Archbishop Bernard Hebda expressed concerns about priest's voter privacy.
The campaign event is just days after Minnesota's presidential primary.
State lawmakers are preparing for the likelihood that a case of the virus will reach Minnesota.
Michele Gran is the advocate behind new funding proposals to prevent farm accidents like the one that killed her son.
Minnesota legislators introduce constitutional amendment to require a 'quality public education' for all students
The amendment is opposed by the state's teachers' union, which said it opens the state up to lawsuits.
The recommendations, including de-escalation training and boosting mental health, will require state funding and action from the Legislature before they can become a reality.
Edwin Torres, her point man for Latino outreach, walks "with an expiration date."
Back in Minneapolis, the Minnesota senator says her national reputation is still building.
ELKO, NEV. – On the eve of the Nevada presidential caucuses, Amy Klobuchar was separated from Las Vegas, the state’s largest city, by hundreds…
Bill in Congress would protect funding for vital local programs
Democrats oppose a GOP move to tie federal funding to a provisional balloting system.
Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are each holding themselves out as a fragmented party's best chance of coalescing around a unity candidate who can beat President Donald Trump in November.
As a divided Senate voted to acquit the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the case was thrown back to a deeply polarized public.
The new proposal, unveiled at the Capitol, also would place new restrictions on how voter data are used.
Faith leaders and DFL lawmakers are pushing legislation to create a state-based program for low-income Minnesotans that they say could bring hundreds of thousands of people out of homelessness.
Susan Kent had a “whirlwind” weekend, and things aren’t slowing down for her anytime soon. On Saturday, the DFL senator from Woodbury ousted longtime Iron…
Legislators and courts attempt to balance privacy with free-speech rights.
Under the stoic customs of the rural Minnesota community where I grew up, my family didn’t talk much about politics, even after I got a…
She toppled longtime Sen. Tom Bakk, who has led the caucus since 2011.
Record cash hauls reported by Walz, Senate GOP and House Democrats in Minnesota.
The proposal faces tough odds with the state's presidential primary already underway.
State voters rejected photo requirement in 2012.
Activists for and against legal abortion see 2020 as pivotal for the state and the nation.
The DFL Party got hold of the video this week, and folks there didn't like what they saw.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on the crowd of 2,400 people at the Armory in Minneapolis to ask themselves what they were doing…
Early voting began this morning, and some voters are wary of their party preference being recorded and provided to the chairs of each major political party.
Regina Barr announced her campaign after a recruitment push from Republicans inside and outside of the state.