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Walz Says MN’s Stay At Home Order To Lapse, Other Restrictions Remain

MN Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that he will extend the state’s peacetime emergency until mid-June, but he will allow the stay-at-home order to expire next week. Retail stores may reopen on May 18, but they must have safety plans in place, and operate at 50% capacity. Bars, restaurants, salons, and gyms can reopen on […]

WI Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Safer At Home’ Order

The WI State Supreme Court overturned the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday on a 4-3 decision, calling it “unlawful and unenforceable.” The emergency order was first put in place in March by Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Human Services under direction from Gov. Tony Evers.  It was then extended until May 26. The ruling does not […]

House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion Proposal For Coronavirus Relief

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives today unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief package and are planning to vote on the measure later this week. They are moving forward without GOP support since bipartisan talks have stalled. The legislation is expected to be dead on arrival for the GOP-led Senate. The plan, dubbed the […]

WI DOT Emergency Oversize, Overweight Permits For Trucking Set To Expire

Modifications to Wisconsin’s overweight and oversize truck limits will end when the Governor Evers’ original emergency order ends – May 11. The Governor had directed the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue permits for transporting supplies to grocery retailers impacted by the current public health situation.  Fees were waived for the permit, which allowed […]

Wisconsin AG Issues Letter Withdrawing 2016 Opinion On High-Cap Well Permitting

Attorney General Josh Kaul issued a letter on May 1st informing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Preston Cole that he is withdrawing a 2016 Attorney General Opinion about high-capacity well permitting. Kaul’s letter was in response to an inquiry from Secretary Cole about the ongoing validity of the 2016 Attorney General Opinion after […]

Walz Extends MN Stay-At-Home Until May 18, But Retailers Can Partially Reopen

Gov. Tim Walz has extended Minnesota’s stay-at-home order for another two weeks so that it will now expire on May 18 instead of the previously scheduled May 4, but he eased some restrictions on businesses and discussed other possible relaxation of social-distancing rules in the future. Read more from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Senate Republican Calls For Expanded Executive Order To Include Produce Processing

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) is calling on the Trump administration to include fruit and vegetable processing plants in an executive order meant to keep meat processing facilities open during the coronavirus pandemic. Braun requested the administration include canneries and frozen food suppliers in the order President Trump signed Tuesday evening to secure the U.S. supply of non-perishable foods. “I urge you […]