“In September, 26 residents of north Minneapolis signed a letter that asked the governor to use state police or the National Guard to assist the Minneapolis Police Department in fighting a persistent crime epidemic. The letter described north Minneapolis as a “war zone” and blasted Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis City Council for failing to properly address it, hence the appeal to Gov. Walz.”Read more
Company Hired to Oversee Vaccine Operations Staffed with Former Minnesota DFL Operatives, Congressman Alleges
“An out-of-state company tasked with overseeing Minnesota’s vaccine and testing operations received millions of dollars in CARES Act funds from the state while hiring former DFL operatives and candidates, a congressman has alleged. U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn has drawn attention to his former opponent’s alleged involvement in “possible corruption” and “special favors” in a series of statements. In a February statement, Hagedorn said that Gov. Tim Walz hired the New York-based company Vault Health to preside over “COVID-related tasks.” Walz used millions of dollars out of Minnesota’s share of the CARES Act to pay the company, according to Hagedorn.”Read more
“If nothing changes, the state will tax businesses that took PPP loans as income at the corporate tax rate of 9.8%, which could leave a business that received $500,000 in PPP loans with a roughly $50,000 tax bill. After Minnesota projected a $1.6 billion budget surplus for the next two years, Republicans in a Monday press conference said the state taxing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans is “unconscionable.”"Read more
“Minnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project.”Read more
“Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is speaking out as more and more governors across the country put their residents in partial lockdown. President and co-founder Twila Brase shared concerns via a news release regarding the effects and unconstitutional manner of these avoidable lockdowns. “There’s absolutely no reason for governors to put the American people under lock and key for Thanksgiving. Never in the history of this nation, not even during the Spanish Flu pandemic, did governments order their people to close their homes and their businesses. Governors are putting people, state economies, vital businesses, and the future of freedom itself in jeopardy,” said Brase.”Read more
Wisconsin has reported 39% fewer COVID-19 deaths than Minnesota and just 1.4% more cases as of August 20, despite having a 35% higher population density and significantly more relaxed restrictions on public life.
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New lawsuit accuses Walz of religious discrimination in COVID restrictions
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More Training for You Mr. Mayor! Give Me Twenty, Mr. Mayor!
“ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Gov. Tim Walz called for mandatory training for Minnesota’s mayors on the National Guard’s processes in the wake of rioting in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Walz administration recently accused Mayor Jacob Frey of not taking the training, although the National Guard could not definitely say whether Frey attended training.”
“Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that he has appealed the Trump administration’s decision to deny a request for federal financial assistance to help Minneapolis rebuild from rioting.”Read more