(St. Paul, MN) -- An executive order signed by Governor Tim Walz extends the COVID-19 peacetime emergency for another 30 days. The Minnesota House voted to support the extension Friday after Senate Republicans voted to end the governor's powers. G-O-P Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria accused Walz of promoting fear and criticized his executive decisions, including the statewide mask mandate. Walz says ending the peacetime emergency would jeopardize more than 50-million dollars a month in federal funding to respond to COVID. Friday marked the fourth special session of the legislature this summer.