Governor Tim Walz outlines his plan to bring more Minnesota middle- and high-school students back into the classroom.   Walz said late last week:

“We think there will be some that it will take a little longer. Part of it is the building infrastructure is going to be an impact, the number of students they have, how far along they are on the ability to vaccinate.”

It’s expected Walz’s plan will roughly follow federal C-D-C guidelines. Minnesota House Republicans say because those are based on COVID community transmission rates, it leaves 99 percent of U-S children in the so-called “red zone” — meaning virtual learning for middle and high school students, and hybrid or reduced attendance in elementary schools.   The governor notes 85 percent of K-8 classes in Minnesota are currently in some form of in-person learning.