Security at the Minnesota State Capitol

and everything else happening in the Legislature this week

With threats of armed protest, Senate DFL encourages Minnesotans to avoid the Capitol

Following the assault on the U.S. Capitol, reports have surfaced of the potential of white nationalist and far-right groups instigating violence at state capitols throughout the country — including at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, over the next few days through the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Read more >>

Legislature receives an update on vaccination planning and rollout

This week the Aging and Long-Term Care Policy and Health and Human Services Committees heard updates on Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This week Minnesota has been steadily working through Phase 1a of vaccinations, which includes health care workers and long-term care residents and staff. Read more >>

Rioting and looting in our nation’s Capitol

The Forum News Service held its annual “Legislative Preview” forum this week with legislative leadership and Governor Walz. The forum, held annually at the beginning of a new legislative session, is an opportunity for leaders to outline their goals for the Legislature. The 2021 forum was significantly more contentious than usual. Read more >>

Season 3 debut of “Call of the Senate”