Governor Tim Walz said last Friday he expects to make a decision sometime the middle of this week on whether to extend his stay-at-home order and bar-and-restaurant closures past May 4th:

“I understand for folks that uncertainty in this time is like the worst, and that opens up space where the confusion or potential rumors. We’re trying to get that out as quickly as possible.”

The governor did hint on Friday that easing bar and restaurant closures are probably less likely than any possible loosening of restrictions for single-family gatherings and houses of worship.

Meanwhile, Minnesota Senate Republicans say their on-line survey shows hair, beauty and cosmetology services is the next category of businesses that Minnesotans would like to see re-open. And they say out of 21-hundred responses, over 400 said re-open *all* businesses in Minnesota.