MDH also said Monday there have been 25,208 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, up 358 from Sunday’s count.
Among other things, Gov. Tim Walz thinks the three other former Minneapolis Police officers involved in the Floyd case should also be charged with crimes. And that he appreciated a call from Jay-Z.
Walz said he now believes that much of the violence is being fanned by well-organized groups trained in urban warfare, while his public safety commissioner says there’s evidence that right-wing extremists and white supremacists have organized efforts to foster unrest.
Led by Attorney General Keith Ellison, the task force offered an extensive set of recommendations for how to prevent law enforcement from using deadly force on civilians — and how best to respond when police do kill people.
“This is not going to be an easy journey,” the Minnesota governor said at a Friday morning news conference. “But the one thing we have to assure is that civil order is maintained so those changes we want to see” can happen. “None of us want to live in a society where roving bands go unchecked and do what they want to do, to ruin property.”
Sens. Michelle Benson of Ham Lake, Jim Abeler of Anoka and Mary Kiffmeyer of Big Lake said they had heard the system was meant to foster contact tracing — to collect the names of diners to use in case of a coronavirus exposure.
Though landlords and housing advocates continue to fear ‘train wreck’ for tenants without rental assistance deal by the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday there have been 22,464 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 504 from Tuesday’s count, while a total of 216,532 COVID-19 tests have been completed, up 7,000 from Wednesday.
State government, county officials and nonprofit organizations have seen a significant increase in people needing help paying for food, housing and other daily costs.
Walz and his commissioners have offered different explanations for new rules affecting restaurants and salons, part of the state’s latest effort to open the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minnesota Department of Health also reported Monday that another 12 people have died of COVID-19, for a total of 881 so far.
Gov. Tim Walz announced that starting Wednesday churches that follow social distancing guidelines will be able to hold services — as long as the gatherings don’t exceed 25 percent of a building’s capacity.
The 32 deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday represents the highest one-day death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic so far. MDH also reported an additional 530 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Minnesota.
With revenues drying up and expenses mounting, officials say they need more help from Congress to continue serving residents.
State lawmakers passed a six-month extension for all teacher licenses that were set to expire after June 30.
Starting June 1, bars and restaurants will be able to serve customers outdoors if they adhere to certain restrictions. The state will also allow hair salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors to reopen.
And how one proposal — linking the two issues to regulatory reform — may offer a possible preview of a deal to be had when the Legislature convenes for a special session.
The Minnesota Department of Health also reported Tuesday 665 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total known count to 17,029.
The bill requires that any meeting at the Minnesota Capitol of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, which recommends millions in state spending on conservation projects, must be streamed live and archived online.
A look at all the people, issues and customs that got forgotten, left behind or disappeared during one of the most unique legislative sessions in Minnesota history.