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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces guidelines May 20, 2020, for restaurants, bars, salons and barber shops during the coronavirus pandemic. (Star Tribune via AP)

‘Commandeering’ claim rejected

Court: Business isn’t owed compensation for pandemic restrictions

Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders restricting business operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic did not amount to “commandeering” private property under the state’s emergency management act, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled.

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