St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  —  Governor Tim Walz is significantly dialing back COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and Minnesota businesses beginning Monday, March 15.  Bars and restaurants can go up to 75 percent capacity, fitness centers and pools can allow 50 percent capacity, and entertainment venues can have half capacity with up to 250 customers.  Occupancy limits for churches and religious gatherings are removed, but will still require masks and social distancing.  The so-called pod size for youth sports can increase to 50 for outdoor games.  Perhaps the most significant move will allow up to ten-thousand people at seated and unseated outdoor venues on April 1st.  Seated indoor venues like the Xcel Energy Center can have a three-thousand person limit.