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Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.’s COVID-19 Resource Center provides the most up-to-date information from the state and federal governments regarding this ongoing crisis, as well as resources for businesses and municipalities to help them navigate this tumultuous time. Our team of attorneys, government relations, and communications professionals are closely monitoring the latest developments and are committed to helping our clients and network during this unprecedented crisis.

Please note: All information is current as of the date it was posted.

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Neighborhood House 2021 March Food Drive

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is hoping you will join us in raising funds for Neighborhood House, a St. Paul-based multi-service agency that has helped immigrant and refugee families since 1897. LGN has supported Neighborhood House and their work for over a decade and would like to invite you […]

Mar 5, 2021|

Legislative Alert: Walz Announces Learning Plan for Upcoming School Year

Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), announced Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year.

School districts and charter schools will begin in one of three models: in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid model. Experts at […]

Jul 31, 2020|

Legislative Alert: Walz Signs Executive Order on Masking

Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 states across the country, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico have issued similar mandates.

“COVID-19 has […]

Jul 22, 2020|

Absentee Voting for Minnesota’s Primary Election – What You Need to Know

This is the first full week of no-excuse absentee voting for the Minnesota’s primary election, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11.

When multiple candidates of the same political party file to run for the same office, a primary election is needed to decide which candidate will appear as the party candidate for that office on the November ballot. For non-partisan […]

Jun 30, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: WALZ ANNOUNCES DISTANCE LEARNING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH END OF SCHOOL YEAR

A day after announcing a statewide strategy for widespread testing, Governor Tim Walz today outlined next steps for the COVID-19 response in Minnesota. The Governor extended distance learning through the end of the school year, announced a plan for up to 100,000 workers to safely return to their jobs, and explained the different factors determining the gradual re-opening of society […]

Apr 23, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: WALZ EXTENDS STAY HOME ORDER FOR MINNESOTANS

Today, Governor Tim Walz extended the Stay Home Order until May 4.

“What we are doing is working, Minnesota,” said Governor Walz. “We are taking this seriously, and we are staying home. While Minnesota is showing lower rates of infections than our peers across the country, now is not the time to let up or allow that trajectory to change. Updated […]

Apr 8, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: LEGISLATURE TO RECONVENE TUESDAY

The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, April 7. House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa), House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), and Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) released the following statement:

“Legislative leaders have agreed to reconvene on Tuesday. We will be taking up legislation to address workers’ […]

Apr 6, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: WALZ DELIVERS STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

This evening, Governor Tim Walz delivered his second State of the State address.

Speaking to the state via YouTube, the governor discussed the COVID-19 pandemic in broad strokes. Walz began his speech acknowledging that many Minnesotans are out of work, multiple businesses are closed, classrooms are vacant, and houses of worship are empty.

“We’re bracing for a storm of epic proportions. This […]

Apr 5, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: WALZ UNVEILS DATA DASHBOARD, OUTLINES STATE’S PRIORITIES IN RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing. The dashboard will be updated daily and is available here.

“During Minnesota’s Stay Home Order, we’ve worked to collect data, increase the availability of necessary […]

Apr 3, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: WALZ SIGNS $330 MILLION COVID-19 RESPONSE PACKAGE

Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill to allocate $330 million in COVID-19 aid in Minnesota – bringing the state’s total response to more than $550 million to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was passed by the legislature on March 26, 2020.

“The swift, bipartisan passage of this bill is One Minnesota in action,” said Governor […]

Mar 27, 2020|

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: WALZ EXTENDS STAY HOME ORDER UNTIL MAY 18

As the state continues to make progress in preparing for the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz today extended the Stay Home Order in Minnesota until Monday, May 18. In an effort to get more Minnesotans back safely to work while the order remains in effect, the Governor announced that retail businesses and other non-critical businesses will resume […]

Mar 27, 2020|

LEGISLATURE TO RETURN

Legislative Alert: Legislature to Reconvene Thursday

Last night, legislative leadership announced that the Minnesota House and the Minnesota Senate will reconvene on Thursday to pass legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Legislative leaders have agreed to reconvene on Thursday. We are continuing to work closely with the Walz Administration on urgent COVID-19 matters to protect the health and well-being of […]

Mar 25, 2020|

SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER

Legislative Alert: Walz Issues Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans

To slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00pm on Friday, […]

Mar 25, 2020|