ST. PAUL — Governor Tim Walz will address the state later this evening at 6pm in regards to the surge of COVID-19 across Minnesota. It’s thought that the governor will impose tougher restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms, and social gatherings among others. New guidance for fall and winter youth sports are also expected. Minnesota currently ranks seventh in the country for new cases per capita. Walz said the velocity of the virus’ spread is “stunning.” Nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Minnesota yesterday, along with 26 more deaths.