Republicans in the Minnesota House tried again without success to cancel the governor’s emergency declaration — an attempt to force a compromise on re-opening some Minnesota businesses. Willmar Representative Dave Baker:

“Governor,… please don’t use a machete and just do a broad stay-at-home for another two to four weeks. Use a scalpel and do this right.”

House Democratic Majority Leader Ryan Winkler responds:

“It’s not Governor Walz who has shut down Minnesota businesses. It is a virus. It is people being concerned about their own health.”

Winkler says a number of bills are moving forward in the Minnesota House to help businesses and individuals hit hard by the pandemic.