A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is calling on Governor Walz to remove what they call “invasive questions” on the state Health Department’s Vaccine Connector website. Senator Karin Housley of Stillwater says the program asks for too much personal information, such as sexual preferences…

“You’re uploading this to a government website, one that I would not trust and I don’t know why there’s such a need to grab hold of the data.”

Housley says questions about sexual identity and physical health are unnecessary. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says the questions are meant to communicate with people in specific ways that apply to their specific situations.