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Rep. Cantrell statement on Gov. Walz’s State of the State Address

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Rep. Hunter Cantrell

Press Release

Minnesota House of Representatives

District 56A | (651) 296-4212 |

421 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155




CONTACT: Thomas Olsen

(952) 807-3738


April 5, 2020


Rep. Cantrell statement on Gov. Walz’s State of the State Address


St. Paul, MN – Today, Governor Tim Walz delivered his State of the State Address from the Governor’s Residence, adhering to the Stay at Home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Walz asserted that Minnesota is in a strong position to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. He praised Minnesotans for their efforts in slowing the spread of the disease and called on their continued strength and support for one another. Minnesota State Representative Hunter Cantrell (DFL - Savage) released the following statement:


Tonight, during his State of the State address, Governor Walz provided a message of calm pragmatism, and hope for the future of our state. I agree with Governor Walz that, while the challenging days and weeks ahead of us will be filled with grief and struggle, we as Minnesotans will always come together to support each other during difficult times.


Governor Walz highlighted some important efforts our state is focusing on to address the impact of this public health crisis: Supporting our first responders and front line healthcare workers who need our support, and who need essential personal protective equipment; lifting up our neighbors and small businesses by providing critical economic relief for Minnesotans who are financially impacted by this crisis; and continuing to stay home unless absolutely necessary because our efforts will continue to save lives in our community.


Minnesota is a special place because we care about each other. We believe in the power of community and lifting up our friends and neighbors when they are struggling. This is a crisis, but this crisis will not defeat us. In the face of adversity, we will rise to the occasion, and we will rebuild for a brighter future in our state. Thank you to all our front line workers, our first responders, our healthcare workers, our grocery store workers, our janitors, and everyone else who is keeping our society running. God bless our community, and god bless our state.”


A recording of the governor’s address is available here. A state COVID-19 dashboard of data and resources is available here.



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