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TIM WALZ

Festivities for the 74th Governor’s Fishing Opener were held in Cass Lake and on Lake Winnibigoshish in Leech Lake Nation.
And how the unemployment tax hike will be returned to businesses.
State leaders remained hopeful, though, because COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths haven't increased at the same rate.
Leaders from all avenues of the fishing business in Minnesota gathered to talk about the issues, economic impact and future generations of anglers in the state in the first Minnesota Fishing Summit

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Minnesota could become an island for abortion access in the Midwest if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
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The governor on Wednesday slammed legislative leaders for failing to reach an agreement when the state had a $9.25 billion budget surplus to resolve some of its top issues.

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State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.
Fundraising numbers for the first quarter of 2022 were released by the state Campaign Finance Board on Friday, April 15. They offer an early look into where candidates stand in the contest for governor and other races. Minnesota candidates are required by law to submit regular reports on fundraising during election years.
According to the returns, the Walzes paid $22,111 in federal taxes and $7,885 in state taxes. That means the couple paid an effective tax rate of about 19%.

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