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Governor calls lawmakers back for summer's third special session

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After special sessions in June and July, an August one is on the calendar.

Gov. Tim Walz has issued a proclamation calling the Legislature back to St. Paul at noon Aug. 12, and he will extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days to help the state continue to respond to the pandemic.

“As long as the COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to Minnesotans, it is my duty to work to provide our state with the tools we need to fight this,” Walz said in a statement. “The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and rapidly evolving, and we can't let our guard down.”

This third special session of the summer is expected to be brief, legislative leaders say.

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