So far, 44 Minnesotans have been charged with violating the state’s stay at home order. Scott Cutcher, the chief public defender for district seven, says very few have been ticketed for the violation only.

“I have not seen or heard of anyone frankly of anyone that has just received the charge for not sheltering in place,” said Cutcher. “I’ve seen a lot with the DWIs that authorities have tacked it on just to tack it on.”

Cutcher says most Minnesota law enforcement entities have taken an educational approach regarding the order