It’s the second weekend that bars and restaurants in Minnesota are shut down under Governor Tim Walz’s COVID emergency order, as he continues pushing for state aid to those struggling businesses:

“Along with cooperation with the legislature, I’m prepared to call them back into special session and pass this package immediately.”

The governor said he wants the special session this coming week. Any deal needs agreement by Senate Republicans. They have not unveiled their plan yet. The parties seem to be talking about a similar dollar amount for aid to restaurants and bars, but a sticking-point could be whether to also extend unemployment benefits for workers.