ST. PAUL — Minnesota state courts are restricting in-person access to courthouses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ST. PAUL — Although the novel coronavirus has only thus far been detected in 22 counties , Minnesotans across the state are feeling the effects of the pandemic and statewide emergency measures to help contain its spread.
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., is introducing a bill to extend Americans' tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Treasury Department has already announced that it will extend the 2019 tax payment deadline to July.
ST. PAUL -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking state officials to be sure in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic to take care of the state's inmate population and other marginalized Minnesotans. In a Tuesday, March 17, letter to Gov.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state House of Representatives employee was found to have a presumed case of COVID-19. Whether the person is a legislator or a House staffer remains undisclosed.
ST PAUL -- Following in the footsteps of their Democratic counterparts , Minnesota's Republican Party has cancelled upcoming in-person local conventions, opting instead for teleconference conventions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In a Wednesday, March 18, news release, MNGOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan said the party's executive committee made the decision Tuesday night in order to comply with public health offici
ST PAUL — With the COVID-19 pandemic having reached all 50 states, including Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz has postponed his State of the State address scheduled for Monday, March 23. On Tuesday, March 17, Walz tweeted that in a letter to Minnesota state House Speaker Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, he postponed the address previously set to take place in the House chamber in St. Paul's Capitol. Walz said he will televise his address at a later unannounced date.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democratic U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith have written a joint letter to Vice President Mike Pence requesting the Trump Administration protect consumer access to medical products and hygiene supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ST. PAUL — Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is moving all upcoming conventions online amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In a Tuesday, March 17 news release, the DFL Party announced that its executive committee made the decision Monday night not to hold in-person conventions, instead opting for an online balloting system, in order to comply with public health officials' recommendations to restrict group gatherings.