Send this letter directly to Governor Walz
Once again, you are unilaterally and without any input from the public or elected officials, issuing a draconian and devastating shutdown.
By making it illegal for restaurants to operate, you will be destroying the lives of families who rely on that income to live. Our family-owned restaurants are willing to do what it takes to keep us safe, but instead, you are destroying them, and many will have to close permanently.
You are also making us criminals for wanting to attend fitness centers or for hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner.
Police will now be required to fine and arrest people for gathering in a safe manner. The wedding receptions will be canceled, and our religious freedom will be impacted.
We know how harmful the last shut down was. Minnesota had skyrocketing suicide rates, abuse was widespread, and families were destroyed. This time will be worse because there will no financial help.
Stop your power trip.
Work with Minnesotans, and let's find a way to keep us safe while keeping our liberties intact.