St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  —  Governor Tim Walz will outline his plan today at noon to bring more Minnesota middle- and high-school students back on campus.

Walz says “we’re further along in in-person learning than most places, and I think this is just the way to make sure that we don’t end up with an outbreak.”

House Deputy Republican Leader Anne Neu Brindley says data show all Minnesota students can be back in the classroom right now and that if the governor’s plan is anything like the Biden administration’s, it will be a step backward.  The governor notes 85 percent of K-through-eight classes in Minnesota are currently in some form of in-person learning.  Minnesota’s largest district – Anoka Hennepin- welcomed all high school students back this week