Governor Tim Walz marked the official opening of the state’s new COVID-19 saliva testing lab in Oakdale. Walz says testing is one of the keys to help Minnesotans get back to a sense of normalcy amid the pandemic…

“If you want to watch football, this lab will help us get to watch football, if you want to go to a wedding this lad will help you get to that wedding, wishful thinking will not.”

The lab will have the capability of processing up to 30,000 samples a day when operating at full capacity and will employ up to 250 Minnesotans.