The restrictions announced Tuesday are an attempt to curb the spread of a pandemic that has already killed 2,698 Minnesotans even as the state is on pace for its deadliest month yet.
The request is one of a dozen made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement under federal disaster declarations for the pandemic.
In response to the explosion of new coronavirus cases in Minnesota, the governor walked very close to saying the state could announce earlier closing times — not a shut-down of the industry — later this week.
Four election takeaways.
For two more years, Minnesota is likely to have the distinction of having the only divided Legislature in America.
The DFL is expected to retain the state House, while close races in St. Cloud, Rochester and Austin could determine whether the GOP retains its slim majority in the Minnesota Senate.
From bellwether Legislature races to congressional district vote totals, here are the things MinnPost writers will be paying attention to as Minnesota starts counting votes Tuesday.
The data offers a look at the state of the races that are likely to determine control of the Legislature, particularly the state Senate.
The most recent reports show money raised and spent between September 15 and Oct. 19.
The state Senate district that includes Austin and Albert Lea is one of few in Greater Minnesota that Republicans don’t control.
At stake in the 2020 election is control of the Minnesota Senate — and a role in deciding what congressional and legislative districts will look like for the next decade.
Most polls show majority support for Gov. Tim Walz’s handling of the pandemic. But there are big differences when it comes to how the response is viewed among Twin Cities voters and how it’s seen in the suburbs and Greater Minnesota.
“Place is becoming a political identity now, ” says the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Cynthia Rugeley.
A campaign mailer opposing a GOP state senator ties the lawmaker to eliminating protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The evidence? Tweets sent by the Republican Party of Minnesota.
The state’s Office of Management and Budget says actual tax collections have been better than initially predicted when COVID-19 hit Minnesota.
The Senate’s approval of the $1.9 billion legislation on Thursday marked the end of a strange, months-long process, one that involved five special sessions and a lot of discussions over things that had very little to do with public construction projects.
On paper, the contest between DFLer Kent Eken and GOP nominee Mark Larson for a crucial Moorhead-area state Senate seat should be competitive. So why has the race been so quiet?
The Walz campaign’s frantic appeals offer a case study in modern campaign fundraising tactics, with perpetual requests that play on emotion, partisanship and the pressure of (sometimes fake) deadlines.
Two DFLers asked to be removed from a list of more than 120 candidates who said they would fight efforts to mirror regulations written by other states, including the California rules Gov. Tim Walz hopes to adopt on cleaner-burning cars and electric vehicles.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman anticipates at least six Republicans to support the deal when it comes to a vote Wednesday.