An area state representative is expressing displeasure with Governor Walz extending the state’s stay at home order for another two weeks. State Representative Jeremy Munson of Lake Crystal says the business closures are taking a toll on the state’s economy.

“I’m very disappointed that he’s extended the order for another two and a half weeks, ” said Munson. “We’ve been under this lockdown for six weeks meaning many people have lost their income. And many small business owners are falling through the cracks because they don’t qualify for these government programs.”

Munson says there’s no vision for the state going forward.

“There isn’t a goal there for us to meet,” said Munson. “It’s a delay tactic and unfortunately it’s become very political.”

Walz extended the stay-at-home order until May 18th but did allow some retail businesses to add curbside service.