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Walz to tweak stay-at-home restrictions

A sign along the main drag in downtown Alexandria, Minn., on Thursday, April 2, 2020, addresses the coronavirus pandemic as well as the recent disaste
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Gov. Tim Walz is scheduled on Wednesday to announce a strategy that tries to take what worked from the current two-week, stay-at-home order but eliminate unnecessary restrictions that contributed to job loss and economic pain throughout the state.

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