Update: Attorney General sues East Grand Forks bar owner who defied governor’s order

Owner Jane Moss pledges to remain open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A bar and restaurant owner in East Grand Forks who defied Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order by reopening to dine-in customers, is being sued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Ellison filed the lawsuit against Jane Moss, owner of the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.  The lawsuit is seeking to fine Moss up to $25,000.

“What is being done is illegal and unconstitutional and I need to do what is my right for my employees and my patrons” according to Moss.

Walz ordered a four-week closure of bars and restaurants beginning November 20th. The executive order is expected to end December 18th, but Moss believes it will be extended much later than that.

“It’s frustrating to watch your patrons go across the bridge, just 300 yards away, and I wish that our governor would take a look at the border cities and understand that that’s what we’re fighting against.”

Moss is working with Action 4 Liberty, a Minnesota-based group fighting to stop Walz’s shutdown powers.

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