ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  Minnesota Senate Democrats are asking Republicans to agree to a statewide mail-in ballot for the upcoming elections.

Minority Leader Susan Kent called on the G-O-P to do the work now, “to ensure Minnesotans can exercise their right to vote regardless of the social distancing circumstances we may or may not be in at that time.”

Big Lake Republican Mary Kiffmeyer argues Minnesota can safely conduct the election with a combination of absentee ballots and physical polling locations — which is current law.

At least seven COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin are reportedly linked to in-person voting in the April 7th primary election.