Over 200 Minnesota businesses are pledging to Re-Open this week defying the Governor COVID-19 orders. Darius Teichroew is a spokesperson for the ReOpen Minnesota Coalition. He says business owners have been left with no other choice.

“We have been given no other recourse,” said Teichroew. “These business owners have been put in the position that they are now so desperate that they have to defy the Governor to save their livelihoods. ”

Among the businesses listed on the ReOpen Minnesota Coalition website that plan to reopen include Charley’s Restaurant in Mankato and an unnamed gym and fitness center in Waseca county.