Tag: Legislature

Senator Eken Supports Walz’s Plan for Elimination of Emergency Powers

St. Paul, MN — Governor Tim Walz showed the first sign since the beginning of the pandemic that he may be interested in giving up his emergency executive powers. Walz indicated that he would give up his powers if a number of COVID-19 measures were put into place. Those include a statewide mask mandate, flexibility…
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January 11, 2021 0

MN Legislature Providing Relief for Businesses Impacted by Restrictions

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/22/20) St. Paul, MN — While the bar and restaurant industry in the state of Minnesota will remain locked down until at least mid-January, the good news is that help is on the way courtesy of the Minnesota State Legislature. Last week Governor Walz signed a relief bill that will provide…
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December 22, 2020 0
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Aitkin County Board hears public comments on ATV Ordinance, guides next funding for CARES money, speaks with Legislators at November 10th meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (11/11/20) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting in the month of November on Tuesday to converse with Legislators on their Policies and continue discussion on CARES Funds. The Board approved transfers of Food to the Aitkin County Jail and a Tractor to MNBID from…
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November 11, 2020 0

MN Legislature Approves Tax Relief for Small Businesses and Farmers

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) St. Paul, MN — Along with a nearly $2 billion dollar bonding bill, the Minnesota Legislature was also able to pass a tax relief bill during their special session last week. Included in that bill is a tax break that will specifically benefit farmers and small business owners by allowing…
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October 23, 2020 0

Legislature Approves Bonding Bill in 5th Special Session

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/19/20) St. Paul, MN — It took five special sessions, but last week the Minnesota State Legislature was finally able to pass a bonding bill with bipartisan support. The bill, which totals over $1.9 billion, will be used to pay for hundreds infrastructure improvement projects around the state including roads and…
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October 19, 2020 0

5th Special Session underway

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/13/20) (St. Paul, MN) — Governor Tim Walz called State Legislators back to the Capitol on Monday for a 5th Special Session to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers. Speaker Melissa Hortman says it’s important to uphold the Governor’s peacetime emergency. Speaker Hortman says the House will consider a jobs and local…
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October 13, 2020 0