Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz is strongly hinting that he could extend COVID closures of bars, restaurants and gyms beyond December 18th. Walz points to the spike in the pandemic, even though a vaccine is on the horizon. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt responded, "instead of saying, let's close movie theaters, let's ask the question, how do we keep movie theaters open, or how do we keep health clubs open, or how do we keep restaurants open." Three-thousand-570 new COVID cases and 22 deaths were reported Tuesday.