Governor Tim Walz says he’s optimistic about the return of fall football and volleyball. He says it will go well as long as school districts continue to follow state guidelines:

“If a school is in a hybrid because numbers are high and that’s where they’re at they won’t be playing in inner school athletics. But we do think there is the capacity to get this right.”

Walz says he’d also like to get more extracurricular activities started as well:

“They do go hand in hand whether it’s speech and debate, concert band or football. Those are things that round out that life and we want to make sure we can do all those.”

Governor Walz made stops at schools in St. Cloud and Moorhead Tuesday making his ninth and tenth stops in his statewide Safe Learning Tour.