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Gov. Tim Walz calls Legislature back for seventh special session


December 10, 2020

GLEN STUBBE • Star Tribune

This file photo shows the Minnesota House chambers. Gov. Tim Walz is calling lawmakers back for another special session next week.

Gov. Tim Walz summoned Minnesota lawmakers back for their seventh special session of the year Wednesday, urging them anew to pass a COVID-19 relief package as cases surge in the state.

Lawmakers will be back at the Capitol on Monday, a required step as Walz again extends his emergency rule-making powers in response to the pandemic. But the Democratic governor is pushing for lawmakers to strike a deal on COVID aid after several weeks of negotiations.

Under consideration is a package that would distribute state help to businesses and workers hit hardest by the recent pandemic-triggered closures of bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and fitness centers. Walz ordered a four-week pause on those businesses as COVID-19 cases surge.


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