Minnesota Gov. Walz' COVID-19 extends COVID-19 emergency order

Gov. Tim Walz will once again extend his emergency powers to coordinate Minnesota's response to the pandemic because he said Republicans who control the state Senate do not support measures like mask-wearing mandates. This is the MPR News afternoon update for Feb. 12, 2021. Hosted by Kathryn Styer Martinez. Music by Gary Meister.

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