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The past week was a busy one for Gov. Tim Walz. Another budget presentation focused on kids, discussed the Protect Reproductive Options Act (PRO Act) ahead of the House floor debate and vote, made a judicial reappointment and announced a vacancy.

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According to a recent release from Gov. Tim Walz, the administration announced a series of proposals called One Minnesota Budget. A $4.1 billion proposal would provide paid family and medical leave for Minnesota’s workers, bolster support for small businesses and expand Minnesota’s workforce…

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Ben Schierer, mayor of Fergus Falls, has been named one of 60 scholars, and the only person from Minnesota, who will form the Presidential Leadership Scholars’ (PLS) eighth annual class.

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After taking the oath of office for another four year term, Gov. Tim Walz delivered his second Inaugural Address. Also during the week, Walz shared his excitement and readiness to work alongside the Minnesota House and Senate in the legislative session and made more appointments.

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Gov. Tim Walz visited a vaccination site on its last day open last week, reflected on the 17th anniversary of the Dakota 38+2 ride, signed an executive order providing emergency relief from regulations for motor carriers and drivers transporting fuel and announced a new action plan to preven…

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Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order for the National Guard to assist stranded motorists in southwestern Minnesota and made numerous appointments, including cabinet appointments.

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ST. PAUL, MN – On Tuesday, senator-elect Jordan Rasmusson (R-Fergus Falls) announced he secured three key appointments in his first term in the Minnesota Senate. He will be the only first-term Republican senator on the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee, the Human Services Committee …

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Gov. Tim Walz announced funding for four businesses through the Minnesota Job Creation Fund last week, reappointed a judge to the Tax Court and announced details on the upcoming Inauguration.

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It’s possibly a watershed moment in terms of internet connectivity. Gov. Tim Walz announced recently that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans, representing the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in state history.

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In a very busy week, Gov. Tim Walz announces the largest-ever investment in broadband access, responds to economic forecasts for the state, announces appointments and judicial selections and visited Minnesota National Guard soldiers in Kuwait.

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Gov. Tim Walz announced new funding to increase access to affordable child care, announced the appointment of Sydnee Woods as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District and ordered all Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of U.S. Rep. Donald Mc…

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Gov. Walz visited a food bank prior to Thanksgiving holiday, announced that Minnesota’s exports have reached an all-time high and unveiled the new statue of Nellie Stone Johnson at the Capitol.

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Gov. Tim Walz had an active week announcing new COVID-19 free at-home rapid tests, announced cabinet vacancies and re-appointments for his second term and celebrated new job numbers that show Minnesota created nearly 17,400 new jobs in October.

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Gov. Tim Walz had a productive week, despite the election. Walz honored a fallen assistant fire chief, announced a new grant program to support Minnesotans purchasing their first farm and recognized Veterans Day by attending the annual State of Minnesota’s Veterans Day Celebration.

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Gov. Tim Walz celebrated the 20th annual Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener over the weekend, re-appointed the Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and stumped with other local and regional candidates in Fergus Falls.

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Both Nathan Miller and the Minnesota GOP have confirmed that Miller will be appearing before a panel of judges in response to a complaint filed by the Republican Party of Minnesota.

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Last week, Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order to develop clean hydrogen markets in the state, hosted a roundtable with business owners to celebrate $97 million in new funding to support small businesses and welcomed new cadets to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Gov. Tim Walz attended the Pheasant Hunting Opener, announced that appointments are available for children ages 5-11 to receive an updated bivalent booster, announced a judicial vacancy and celebrated 12 consecutive months of job growth in the state last week.

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With drought conditions expanding and a portion of the state now in extreme drought, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is carefully monitoring the situation and taking steps as outlined in the Minnesota Statewide Drought Plan, a document that outlines a framework for preparing fo…

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Gov. Tim Walz recognized Indigenous Peoples Day, led a discussion on a bid to host the 2027 World Expo in Minnesota, as well as hosting the Queen of Norway.

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During the week, Gov. Tim Walz promoted frontline worker payments, highlighted expanded economic opportunity on the Iron Range, highlighted how the state is working to expand economic opportunities and make higher education accessible to all Minnesota students.

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Governor Tim Walz during the week signed an executive order related to a new case of avian flu and also announced that Minnesota is one of five states to be named a Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the CDC. In addition, Walz met with…

Gov. Tim Walz announced an increase in public safety resources to address crime and gun violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul during the last week. In addition, Walz honored Medal of Honor recipients and veterans, made an appointment for the Minnesota Department of Corrections and joined othe…

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Gov. Tim Walz announced last week a newly proposed comprehensive climate plan, visited nurses on picket lines, met with members of Taiwan’s agriculture industry to strengthen trade partnerships, announced appointments and received his updated bivalent COVID-19 booster at the state capitol.

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Gov. Tim Walz announced the state’s second quarter exports increased, welcomed students on their first day of school, visited an Islamic center in Minneapolis in response to recent vandalism and recommended Third Judicial District candidates.

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Firefighters see us at our worst in most cases, but we rarely think or ponder the effects our disasters have on them and their mental health.

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Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order during the last week that implements cybersecurity measures to protect the state’s critical infrastructure. Walz also extended the free nursing assistance training program and recognized members of the military at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Question: Why are so many vehicles allowed to be on Minnesota roads with only a rear license plate? This seems to be especially true of late model expensive makes (Tesla, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, etc.). Isn’t the lack of a front plate a primary offense and the vehicle therefore subject to a traf…

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Gov. Tim Walz focused on the Minnesota Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights, highlighted safety preparations, attended the Minnesota State Fair and authorized emergency assistance for eight Minnesota counties due to severe weather and flooding damage.

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Gov. Tim Walz kicked off the week launching an expansion of school lunch offerings, celebrated new job numbers, issued an extradition warrant for a drive-by shooting suspect and visited a brewery in Northern Minnesota.

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Planning is already underway for Minnesota’s fishing opener in 2023 and Gov. Tim Walz announced the host city at the beginning of last week, made comments on the state’s bonds rating and renewed temporary relief for gasoline, diesel and other fuels in Minnesota.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that a request from Gov. Tim Walz, relating to a major disaster declaration for 23 Northern Minnesota counties impacted by tornadoes and flooding on May 29 and 30, was approved by President Joe Biden on Aug. 10.

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Gov. Tim Walz responded to a Mall of America shooting, attended Minnesota Farmfest and made a few appointments during the week.

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In a busy week for Gov. Tim Walz, he celebrated the passage of Americans with Disabilities Act on its 32nd anniversary, as well as outlining a ten year economic expansion plan, and celebrated the lowest unemployment rate that any state has ever reported.

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Gov. Tim Walz took part in a reproductive rights rally last week, celebrated a hemp farm grand opening and held a roundtable discussion at a southern Minnesota ethanol plant.

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A large crowd was in attendance at a forum organizers called “Get to know the Candidates,” which featured two local candidates and one statewide conservative candidate for Minnesota attorney general held on July 12, at the Eagles Club on Peck Street in Fergus Falls.

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Starting from an entry level position with Otter Tail County Human Services in 1990, as a social worker and rising through the ranks, Deb Sjostrom has definitely made an impact. She is now being honored for that service from the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators.

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A contractor who has worked with the city of Fergus Falls on numerous road and public improvement projects over the years is in hot water with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Gov. Tim Walz clarifies Minnesota abortion laws in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade. He also announced a plan to tackle gun violence in the state and took time to celebrate bipartisan agriculture accomplishments that passed during the legislative session.

As it is after most sessions of the Minnesota Legislature, new laws took effect that will impact most residents in Otter Tail County as well as in West Central Minnesota.

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Governor Tim Walz reacted to the overturning of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. Walz also helped unveil a new veterans’ memorial in Winona and floated a proposal to give Minnesota residents half of the $4 billion dollar surplus.

Question: I really liked your recent article about the dangers of putting your feet up on the dash while driving and air bags. With the way vehicles are changing, can you talk about the other air bags, like side curtains and such? Thank you.

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is now predicting more new algal blooms in time for the upcoming July 4 weekend. These can be harmful or even fatal to pets like cats or dogs or other house pets, as they are more likely than people to get sick or even die after contact with harmful alg…

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