What's On Today - Saturday

Governor Walz Orders Ban on Price Gouging in Minnesota

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Walz today signed Executive Orders 20-10, 20-11, and 20-12 to further strengthen Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These executive orders ban price gouging in Minnesota and ensure that critical services continue for our state’s most vulnerable.

Executive Order 20-10 prohibits price gouging during the peacetime emergency, responding to reports of essential goods necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the public being sold at excessive and prohibitive [Read more]

Minneapolis Residents Get More Help

The Minneapolis City Council is extending the public health emergency as a response to the coronavirus.  Council members gave Mayor Jacob Frey more power to make sure that vulnerable residents get the help they need.  The council is asking the mayor to ensure that first responders have access to protective gear and to increase outreach to people who don’t speak English.  Members also want Frey to promote housing stability, support small businesses, and devote city funds to help people [Read more]

KMOJ COVID-19 Update for Our Community

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for the steps each of you are taking during these changing times in our world community. As we look for ways to protect ourselves,  KMOJ is still open for business!!
We’re just working smarter and safer by leveraging our remote capabilities. Our evening and weekend programming was suspended earlier in the week. We are working diligently with our engineering team to go completely remote in the coming days.
In the meantime, we are practicing social distancing [Read more]

Frey Signs Three New Emergency Regulations

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signed Emergency Regulations 2020-3, 2020-4, and 2020-5.

Emergency Regulation 2020-3 builds upon the Mayor’s first emergency regulation to include adult day care centers. The full text of the emergency regulation is available here.

Emergency Regulation 2020-4 halts the acceptance of new land use applications. The full text of the emergency regulation is available here.

Emergency Regulation 2020-5 waives late fees for the renewal of food, taxi, liquor, [Read more]

Mayor Frey Orders Closings in Minneapolis

Coronavirus Update

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey orders the temporary closure of bars, restaurants and places of public accommodation. He signed Emergency Regulation 2020-1, which establishes enforcement expectations in the City of Minneapolis for limiting access and closing bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation in Minneapolis starting at noon today, March 17. The proclamation,

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Mayor Carter declares local state of emergency for St. Paul amid COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Carter declares local state of emergency for St. Paul amid COVID-19 outbreak

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter declared a state of local emergency on Sunday as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.

The local emergency declaration allows St. Paul Emergency Management to request and allocate aid from several sources, such as the Ramsey County Division of Emergency Management, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of Minnesota. The declaration also orders the closure of several public facilities, among other measures.

“We must take bold and immediate action [Read more]

Governor Orders School Closings

We are continuing to monitor Minnesota’s response to COVID-19, especially with regard to social spread. At KMOJ, we will do everything we can to keep our employees, contractors, and volunteers safe as we take steps to maintain business continuity.

KMOJ is asking guests scheduled to stop into our studio for interviews to do them by telephone or by Comrex where possible.
We will continue sharing updates as warranted as we adjust to a different way of doing business. 
The following [Read more]

Breaking News!! St. Paul Teacher’s Strike Over

But there is no school today. We are learning that the St. Paul teachers strike is over with teachers returning this afternoon. Meanwhile, classes will remain closed for the fourth day. In a news release this morning, officials say given the coronavirus, it is in the best interest of everyone to settle the contract. The features of the new agreement include wage increases, in-building substitute teachers where needed and special language support for students. The district has opened seven Kid [Read more]

National COVID 19 Update

Health Tip

“The View” co-host Joy Behar is taking some time off to protect herself from coronavirus.   The 77-year-old host says she’s in a higher risk group because of her age.  She will be staying home, at the urging of her daughter, to keep herself safe from the threat of the deadly virus.  Behar will not be on “The View” this week.  No word yet on when she’ll return to the show.  Neither Behar nor any of the staff members who work on the talk show have tested [Read more]

Billionaire Bloomberg Suspends Campaign Endorses Joe Biden

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Bloomberg and Biden/Getty

Just minutes after dropping out of the race for president, Mike Bloomberg tweeted that he believes Joe Biden is the Democrats’ best chance to defeat Trump. Three months ago, I entered the race to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I’m leaving for the same reason. Defeating Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. It’s clear that is my friend and a great American, @JoeBiden.

Bloomberg wrote: “I’ve always believed that defeating [Read more]