MN Gov. Tim Walz delivered his State of the State address on Sunday evening from the Minnesota Governor’s Residence in St. Paul instead of the traditional chamber of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
The governor thanked “all Minnesotans” who’ve sacrificed and “looked out for their neighbors” as his administration has imposed private and public restrictions on businesses and workers statewide. He also praised the efforts of private companies such as 3M, Medtronic and the Mayo Clinic in the fight against COVID-19, as well as the hard work and sacrifices of small businesses.
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, praised the governor’s speech and its tone but said Republicans hope the governor will allow people to go back to work as soon as they can without jeopardizing their health.
Walz concluded his 12-minute speech telling his audience that there are still tough times in front of the state during COVID-19, but he said a united Minnesota will come out on the other side better and stronger.
The governor did not mention his stay-at-home order, which expires this Friday, but he did say last week a decision on an extension of the order could come by the middle of this week.
You can view the Governor’s address here.