Walz to convene special session next week

Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday he will convene a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday.

The governor plans to extend the peacetime emergency put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by 30 days.

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"The COVID-19 virus is unpredictable, and as we have seen over the past few weeks, it continues to devastate our communities," Walz said. "It’s imperative that we have the tools necessary to respond to this public health emergency and protect the health and wellbeing of each and every Minnesotan. This emergency is not over."

This marks the fifth special session of 2020.