With just a week left in the legislative session, the leaders set out their broad parameters for how the money should be spent and said conference committees would determine specifics for how the funds would go out over the coming days.
Five candidates for governor sought the party endorsement at the GOP state convention in Rochester. By the ninth round of voting, Jensen, a family practice physician and former state senator skeptical of COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates, bested former congressional candidate Kendall Qualls.
“As we continue to fight COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, getting tested and treated, and staying home when sick, we lower our flags to remember, honor, and mourn those we have lost,” says Gov. Tim Walz
The 36-year-old attorney describes himself as a political outsider and law and order candidate. In his acceptance speech, Schultz criticized incumbent Democratic-Farmer-Labor Attorney General Keith Ellison’s handling of the rise of violent crime in the state.
It’s a significant development for the state’s growing craft brewing and distilling industries, which have been pushing for years to expand what they can sell directly from their operations. Distilleries want to be able to sell larger bottles, and the state’s biggest craft breweries have wanted fewer restrictions on the sale of growlers, the large glass bottles typically used to carry draft beer poured from taphouses.