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Walz will keep emergency powers another 30 days

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz will keep his emergency COVID powers after the Democrat-led Minnesota House voted to support the 30-day extension. Republican Representative Eric Lucero of Dayton voted "no" and said people and businesses, especially in rural Minnesota are struggling because of the governor's decisions. The GOP-controlled Senate voted earlier Monday to terminate the governor's peacetime emergency powers. Governor Walz said, "as we watch cases dramatically rise in states around us, we must double down in our efforts to protect Minnesota from the spread of COVID-19."

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