ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Governor Tim Walz in his State of the State address last night (Sun) laid out a grim view of what’s ahead for Minnesota in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walz said though Minnesotans are up to the challenge and the state will come out better on the other side.

“These last few weeks have been difficult, but it’s only going to get harder,” said Walz. “We’re going to do everything in our power to save lives, and as hard as we work, we are not going to be able to save everyone. It’s going to be a cold long winter, but how do we get through cold long winters, we get through them together as one Minnesota.”

Walz lauded first responders and Minnesota’s medical industry, adding the work that individual Minnesotans and small companies are doing is also saving lives.