ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  Catch a flick, pick up a spare, pump some iron – phase-three of Governor Tim Walz’s plan to reopen Minnesota goes into effect today (Wednesday).

The easing of restrictions means movie theaters, bowling alleys, gyms and swimming pools are open to the public.  Restrictions for bars and restaurants are also being loosened.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says most of the venues are limited to 50 percent of their capacity and outdoor spaces still can’t exceed 250 people.

The state still recommends everyone wear a mask – at least when they are not in the water.