The chairman of the Minnesota Senate Education Committee is asking the Walz administration for a review of the state’s open meeting law, prompted by a controversy over citizens being required to publicly give their address when speaking at Mankato School Board meetings…

…”which is intimidating to the average citizen and parent….  Nobody believes that’s right.”

…says Republican Senator Roger Chamberlain from Lino Lakes.  Discussions about masks and other COVID precautions have been heated, and Mankato School Board Chair Jodi Sapp contends additional rules are needed to restore civility and allow the board to do its regular work.  Sapp says she’s not backing down after receiving threatening messages and calls to resign from across the country.  Chamberlain says there most likely will be legislation to address the issue.