Governor Tim Walz announced that he'll convene another special session of the Minnesota Legislature beginning this Thursday.  The governor plans to extend his peacetime emergency powers.

Walz says, "this is a dangerous phase of this pandemic." He says that we're in the "midst of a surge in case positivity and hospitalizations."

The special session comes after a week of record-setting highs in new cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

Minnesota's positivity rate is above 10 percent.