It’s expected Governor Tim Walz will extend his peacetime emergency powers another 30 days to June 12th, which would keep the stay-at-home order and business closures in place, although with possible modifications in the near future. House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt on that:

“We’ve now reached the point where the recovery is gonna be much worse than the actual virus itself, and I don’t know if many, many, many small businesses across the state will survive this.”

The governor says he’s not minimizing Minnesotans’ economic pain, however…

“Just opening back up again is no guarantee customers will be there. We have to figure out a way that, we want to help you open back up safely so that there *are* customers there.”