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What You Need to Know for Minnesota's Primary Election on Tuesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota election officials have been scrambling for weeks to hold Tuesday's primary election in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. From relaxed rules on absentee voting to changes on election night to new procedures at polling…

Voters Sue Walz to Block Face Masks at Minnesota Polls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of voters sued Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other officials on Tuesday to try to block a requirement that voters wear face masks at the polling place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.…

Judge Extends Minnesota Vote-by-Mail Changes to November

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge on Monday extended changes in Minnesota’s absentee ballot rules to the November general election. Ramsey County Judge Sara Grewing approved the agreement allowing Minnesota voters to submit their mail-in or absentee ballots in…

Minnesota Faces Potential $4.7 Billion Budget Deficit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota faces a potential $4.7 billion deficit in its next two-year budget due to economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The Minnesota Management and Budget office said Friday that the pandemic has made economic conditions…

Ivanka Trump Visits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and U.S. Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt made a visit to Duluth on Monday. They toured the local manufacturing company Duluth Pack. A big part…

Trump Calls off Florida Segment of GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has canceled segments of the Republican National Convention scheduled for Florida next month, citing a “flare-up” of the coronavirus. Convention events will still be held in North Carolina. “To have…

Minnesota Governor to Sign Police Accountability Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign a police accountability bill into law Thursday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis.…

Minnesota Governor Prepares to Announce Masking Decision

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce a statewide face mask mandate on Wednesday to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The governor has scheduled a news conference with health officials and business…