Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has raised concerns with Governor Walz’s Stay at Home order announced Wednesday. Gazelka tweeted that he shared the Governor’s concerns of safety and well-being but also stated he had grave concerns about the consequences for families fearing jobs and businesses will be lost. Republican State Senator Rich Draheim of Madison Lake says there needs to be a balance, but he supported Governor Walz’s action.

“I understand why he’s doing it. It’s his call to make. If I was in his shoes I’d probably would have made the same call,” said Draheim.

The order begins at 11:59 Friday night and continues until five p.m. April tenth. Walz’s previous order to shut down bars, restaurants, health clubs, and other entertainment facilities was extended to May first and schools will enact distance learning until May 4th.