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Trump backs protesters against Minnesota’s COVID-19 response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hundreds of President Donald Trump’s grassroots supporters have rallied outside the Minnesota governor’s mansion, angered that a stay-at-home order has not been lifted and buoyed by a presidential tweet. Gov. Tim Walz meanwhile Friday insisted that he agrees with parts of Trump’s guidelines for restarting the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Walz says he’s unsure why Trump took to social media to urge: “LIBERATE MINNESOTA.” Meanwhile, a labor union says 19 people linked to a JBS pork plant in Worthington have become infected with the coronavirus. Walz says he has no immediate plan to force the facility to close.

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