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39 restaurants, bars linked to COVID-19 outbreaks so far this year

The number of outbreaks is far fewer than at the peak in November when there were 237 reported outbreaks in restaurants/bars.

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MDH claims it's seeing increase in COVID cases traced to dining, sports

The increases were expected with some restrictions being lifted.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

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Bars, restaurants allowed to reopen for indoor dining Monday

Party sizes will be limited and reservations are required.

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Report: Walz could halt reopenings again if COVID-19 spikes

Statewide restrictions are due to ease up on Monday.

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Minneapolis keeps bar seating restrictions as state eases up on rules

Patrons still won't be able to sit at bars due to COVID-19.

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Walz to announce loosening of restrictions on indoor dining Wednesday

Indoor dining service has been banned since Nov. 18 amid spiraling COVID-19 cases, which have since declined.

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Large rally in Albert Lea to protest bar's possible liquor license suspension

The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro reopened on Dec. 16, defying the governor's executive order.

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Lakeville bar that reopened despite COVID order reports vandalism

Also hit by vandalism is Alibi Drinkery's neighbor, Angry Inch Brewing.

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12 MN restaurants now face legal action for reopening indoor service

Four other establishments have received cease and desist letters.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

'This is a marketing ploy': Lakeville lawmaker slams Alibi for reopening

Sen. Matt Little is calling for support of local businesses that follow the rules.

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2 MN bars continue fight against Walz order; AG Ellison sues both

One bar has gone back to curbside pick-up while the other is still offering dine-in service.

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Walz to reopen outdoor seating at restaurants, allow larger holiday gatherings

Some venues have been making outdoor seating work using patio heaters in recent months.

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Coalition reveals list of bars, gyms planning to reopen despite COVID shutdown

Any that open will be in violation of Gov. Tim Walz's executive order, which is set to be extended.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz to extend bar and restaurant shutdown through holidays

Walz will formalize plans during a 1:15 p.m. press conference.

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Minnesota sues 2 bars, revokes license of another for flouting COVID-19 rules

Bars in Lynd and East Grand Forks are now being sued by the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota AG.

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Will Minnesota's four-week shutdown be extended?

Some are preparing for an extended shutdown period.

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Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.

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Gov. Walz confirms 4-week shutdown of dining, gyms, gatherings, weddings

A month of enhanced restrictions will go into effect Friday.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz set to announce 4-week closure for bars, restaurants, gyms

Details have started coming out about the governor's announcement.

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Minnesota braces for new restrictions ahead of Walz announcement

The governor will take further action as the state's COVID crisis worsens.

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COVID-19: Walz confirms bars must close at 10 p.m., new limits on gatherings

It comes as Minnesota's COVID-19 crisis gets increasingly dire.