Republicans plus four Democrats, including Senators Dan Sparks, DFL’er from Austin, Kent Eken, John Hoffman and Dave Tomassoni in the Minnesota Senate have passed a bill that would allow businesses with COVID-19 preparedness plans to re-open, despite Governor Tim Walz’s order.  Anoka Senator Jim Abeler  contends businesses are unnecessarily suffering:

Minneapolis Democrat Bobby Joe Champion responds he wants businesses up and thriving, but also wants the public to be healthy:

The bill faces an uphill battle in the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House.