(St. Paul, MN)  —  Governor Tim Walz is proposing one-time payments to more than two-point-seven-million Minnesota households.  The checks would be part of a spending plan announced by Walz yesterday.  Payments would amount to either 175-dollars or 350-dollars per eligible household.  Governor Walz is also proposing that some of the state’s record surplus be directed toward frontline workers and caregivers.