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Rep. Demuth responds to Gov’s extension of restrictions

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


ST. PAUL – State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, issued the following statement after Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that he will extend shutdowns and restrictions of Minnesota businesses into the new year, with some moderate easing: 

“It is a major mistake to extend restrictions that already have ravaged businesses throughout our state,” Demuth said. “The Legislature approved a package of relief for businesses just a few days ago, but the governor’s announcement today just ripped a hole in that life raft. So many businesses have been hanging on by a thread, just praying the governor today would ease restrictions he placed upon them, yet he came nowhere near providing them with any real opportunity. He gave our bars and restaurants the ability to provide limited service outdoors … in the dead of Minnesota winter. This isn’t a real solution, and the day can’t come soon enough when we have more than one person making decisions that impact every citizen of this state. We can take covid-19 seriously and still do more to re-open our state. It doesn’t have to be an either-or proposition. People need to be able to make a living and children need to get back to school. The constant changes negatively impacting education, staff and our families must end.” 


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