Governor Walz kept a pause on indoor dining and said elementary students should be back to in-person instruction by mid-January as he announced the latest COVID-19 state restrictions Wednesday. State Senator Rich Draheim of Madison Lake says the Governor has been less than transparent.

“He always talks about science this and science that,” said Draheim. “Yet he never shares the science other than saying he’s following the data.”

Draheim says all students should be back to in-person classes saying it’s negatively affecting students academically, emotionally, and socially.