State Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake). (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

State Senator Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake said in an upcoming KMRS Legislator’s Corner interview that his emails and phone messages have been flooded by constituents disappointed with Governor Tim Walz’s extension of the Executive Stay-at-Home order until May 18. Westrom said the message he’s been getting is that the citizens want more of the economy opened up so that they can maintain a livelihood.

“It is becoming very dire that we keep our economy opening wisely and safely, which I’ve got confidence in constituents and Minnesotans,” said Westrom. “We all can calculate for ourselves and our families what’s safe, how to best go about social distancing and interact and choose where we go. But the stay-at-home order is seeming to be too much, too long.”

Westrom also said he was “underwhelmed” by the governor’s decision to allow curbside pickup for retail operations, although he said it was a small step in the right direction. Legislator’s Corner interviews are broadcast during the 1 o’clock hour Sundays on KMRS.

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