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About 1.4 million Minnesota workers at private businesses would fall under President Biden's new vaccination mandate.
Driving the news: Biden announced on Thursday that private employers with 100 or more workers would need to require their workers to be vaccinated, or test them once a week.
Separately, Biden and Gov. Tim Walz issued orders requiring many federal and state workers to get vaccinated.
There's a changing of the guard underway at the Minnesota Senate — and the outcome could impact policy and politics for years to come.
What's happening: Senate Republicans picked Jeremy Miller of Winona as the next caucus head in a private meeting last week, after Sen. Paul Gazelka stepped down to run for governor.
Why it matters: Leaders serve as the face of the caucus, helping set their party's messaging strategy and legislative agenda.
State tax refunds for Minnesotans who received enhanced unemployment benefits or Paycheck Protection Program loans during the pandemic should start hitting bank accounts as soon as this week.
The backdrop: The Minnesota Legislature struck a deal this summer to exempt income residents made from the two relief programs from state taxes.