Gov. Walz announces limited reopening of restaurants and salons June 1

Gov. Tim Walz in an address announced that dine-in services at restaurants and bars will be allowed to resume June 1, but only outdoors, and for no more than 50 people at a time. Patrons are encouraged to make a reservation and to also wear a mask except while eating.

Salons, tattoo parlors and barbershops will also be able to open June 1, but stylists and artists must wear masks, as do their clients. The salons and shops must stay at 25 percent capacity, and serve customers by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be allowed.

Churches, mosques and synagogues are still limited to 10-person congregations at a time, for either indoor or outdoor services.

Youth sports will be allowed to proceed, in a limited capacity, but practices only, no competitive games. The phased reopen strategy effective June 1 also allows for a limited reopening of campgrounds.

More information on what June 1 will bring to Minnesota can be found here under “Stay Safe MN Phase III.”


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa is also an active member with the Bemidji Jaycees, a leadership development through community service organization for adults 18 to 40. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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