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Gov. Walz to give State of the State Address on  Sunday

It has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will give his delayed State of the State Address this Sunday.

The governor had originally planned to give the address on the evening of Monday, Mar. 23, but had to push it back due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

He will now address state residents this Sunday beginning at 7 p.m.

For the first time since Jesse Ventura in 2002, Walz will deliver the address from the Governor's Residence in St. Paul, where he is still serving a quarantine period due to being in contact with a staff member who had COVID-19.

It comes at a crucial time for Minnesota and its leaders, who are attempting to navigate the state through a pandemic that has changed the face of the way we live and work, and is causing an increasing number of people to get sick.

"COVID-19 presents an unprecedented hardship to our state, but Minnesotans always rise to a challenge," Governor Walz said. "I look forward to the opportunity to speak directly to Minnesotans during this uncertain time."

The State of the State Address will be broadcast on YouTube Live.

It was also announced on Wednesday that the Governor's Fishing Opener, scheduled this year to be held in Otter Tail County, has been postponed.

However, this does NOT mean that the fishing season has been canceled. It will start on schedule on May 9, though Walz is still urging people practice social distancing when they take to the lakes.

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