Criticism continues from a number of quarters on Governor Tim Walz’s order allowing restaurants and bars to re-open June 1st for outdoor dining only. State Representative and former restaurant owner Dave Baker from Willmar says:

“50 outside might be more than some can handle, and when you go to a place like Lord Fletcher’s or a Maynards, 50 people is not even worth opening the door.”

Michael Asp, owner of La Grolla in Saint Paul, says the governor’s “outside only” directive caught restaurants off guard.