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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz extends state of emergency for coronavirus response


October 8, 2020

Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz, pictured here at a July event, is renewing the peacetime state of emergency.

Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he plans to extend his use of emergency powers to respond to the corona­virus pandemic, triggering yet another special session of the Minnesota Legislature.

The DFL governor also held out hope for a massive public works financing bill that has been bottled up since last spring, partly because of GOP opposition to the peacetime state of emergency that began in March.

The announcement of another 30-day extension will bring about the fifth special session of the Legislature since the regular session adjourned in late May. Lawmakers return Monday to St. Paul.


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