Gov. Tim Walz has announced he will extend his peacetime emergency powers by another month.  However, Walz will allow the state's Stay at Home order to expire on Monday.

The peacetime emergency will extend to June 12. 

The end of the Stay at Home order comes a month-and-a-half after it was first put in place. However, businesses that involve moderate to large gatherings; such as restaurants, bars, and salons will have to wait until June 1 to open.

But non-essential retail stores will now be allowed to re-open at 50 percent capacity as of Monday.  They must have safety plans in place. No word was given as to when church services can resume.

The end of the Stay at Home order will also allow a loosening of social contact with gatherings smaller than 10 people will be permitted.