ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  Former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty supports mask wearing in public.

Pawlenty tweeted today that “wearing masks indoors/close quarters clearly helps prevent virus spread. In our sadly divided country, let’s at least show we care enough about each other to wear our masks in crowded places.”

Governor Tim Walz said a statewide mask wearing mandate was “on the table” amid COVID-19.