Minnesota will likely impose additional sanctions of its own against Russia.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers, with the support of Republican and Democratic leaders of both the Minnesota Senate and House, announce a bill this afternoon (Thurs 1pm) to divest Minnesota’s state pension fund from Russia. That fund was worth about 53 million dollars prior to that nation’s invasion of Ukraine. The proposed legislation would also put into law a recent executive order by Governor Tim Walz prohibiting state agencies from having contracts with Russian companies. Members of Minnesota’s Ukranian-American community will speak at today’s announcement.