On the opening day of the State Fair yesterday, Governor Tim Walz says he’s grateful that Minnesotans are able to get together–even as COVID continues. And he admits it’s been a challenging year…

“From the pandemic to civil unrest to drought to wildfires and it feels like society’s a little strained at times, this is so good for the soul

Walz says he’s particularly grateful for the Minnesota farmers and agriculture workers who kept the food supply going at the height of the pandemic.