Top Republicans lawmakers on video, urging Governor Tim Walz to let bars and restaurants know *today* whether they’ll be allowed to re-open after January 11th:

“Hi, I’m Senator Michelle Benson, out in the cold — which is where Governor Walz has left our bars and restaurants. He either doesn’t know or doesn’t care about what it takes to operate a restaurant in Minnesota.”

Walz wasn’t immediately available to respond, but it’s expected he’ll announce Wednesday about what will happen when his current closure order expires one week from today. There’s speculation the governor might allow bars and restaurants to re-open for indoor dining at partial capacity because COVID case numbers have eased in Minnesota.