ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – “Surprising and really disappointing” says the president of Hospitality Minnesota about Governor Walz’s decision to allow only outdoor seating at restaurants and bars to re-open June 1st.

Liz Rammer (RAY-mer) says many Greater Minnesota establishments don’t have that option and it could be the final blow for some.

“There are small town cafes and coffee shops and this is going to be another devastating blow to those folks, who were fully anticipating to be able to open their in-restaurant dining by June 1,” said Rammer.

The governor responds that we can’t pretend 100-thousand dead Americans that this is just going to go away.

The governor’s order allows salons and barber shops to re-open June 1st with safety precautions including customers and workers wearing masks.