The Walz administration wants approval to spend 6.9 million dollars to buy a building to temporarily store the bodies of those who die from COVID-19 in Minnesota. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Joe Kelly says storage in funeral homes and hospitals in some cases is overflowing, because of fewer funerals and burials due to the stay-at-home order:

“Some of the images that we’ve seen around the world and around the country in places like Italy and New York, where they… had to bury people in shallow graves, temporary internment, we just do not think that is acceptable.”

Kelly says the state is in negotiations with the owner of what he terms a “warehouse facility”, but won’t say at this time *where* the building is located.