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The group has a Labor Day deadline to hand off a recommendation and members on Tuesday said they'd start restricting the professions eligible for state aid payments next week.
Gov. Tim Walz joined veterans organization leaders, lawmakers and others on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to ceremonially sign the bill and highlight its passage.
Lawmakers last year approved a change to Minnesota's policies outlining when police can use deadly force. And in the months since it took effect, law enforcement agencies have split on how it should be applied in situations where a person is in mental health crisis.
Business leaders and state business and agriculture officials are set to join the delegation traveling to the two countries in November.

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There were few details Friday about the new funding stream, but Gov. Tim Walz said he would direct agriculture officials to quickly build up a program to distribute the money.
Legislative leaders and the governor after talks with Minnesota farmers said they'd be open to a September special session on the relief package.
Agriculture industry leaders emphasized that lawmakers and private companies need to help farmers bear the expense of the new sustainability programs.
The report to state lawmakers comes weeks after detainees in Moose Lake went on a two-week hunger strike to protest the absence of a clear pathway to graduation from the program.
A Minnesota panel tasked with deciding how to disburse funds to front-line workers heard from dozens of essential workers on Wednesday who said they'd faced hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic and should be considered for state support.
The proposal to expand the state's Conservation Improvement Program generated bipartisan support needed to move it through the divided Statehouse.

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Consumers won't see a change to the electric and hybrid vehicle market overnight as new models will become available in Minnesota starting in 2024.
Minnesota Democrats pressed Republicans and others to encourage vaccination and limit the spread of misinformation as new COVID-19 cases ticked up in the state.
The push to build support for the federal proposal comes days before the U.S. Senate could vote on the funding bill.

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