As COVID vaccines become available for another large block of Minnesotans, top Republicans have a message for Governor Tim Walz:

“If you’re gonna approve the Twins (some fans back at Target Field), it’s time to announce the next phase of reopening, and it’s time to do it immediately.   Businesses just can’t wait.”

…House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (DOWT).   The governor says caution over COVID variants is warranted because “the numbers are scary”:

“We had a goal-line stand to protect everything in December, and then we got the ball back. We’re there. We’re not fumbling this thing as we’re goin’ in to score. We’re not giving up.   We’re not letting the virus back up.”