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It also deepened the tussle over Gov. Tim Walz's peacetime emergency powers.
League of Women Voters says requirements for witnesses too restrictive.
The U.S. Senate candidate has made reopening the state a campaign focus.
"I'm not standing here in tears because I'm happy to open," said Kris Schiffler, owner of Shady's Hometown Tavern. "I'm standing here in tears because the attorney general has just shut us down."
Hennepin County judge heading to court where she once clerked.
GOP lawmakers criticized the move in a letter: "The reality is, when a Main Street business in rural Minnesota shuts down, it hardly ever reopens."
Nobles County Judge Gordon Moore will replace the retiring Justice David Lillehaug.
Statewide policy on hate crime investigations hits a dead end in the state Senate.
Universal vote-by-mail was a nonstarter at the Legislature, but Walz is considering his options.
The Senate vote sends the bill to Gov. Tim Walz after the Minnesota House advanced similar legislation on Saturday.