Governor Tim Walz is rejecting a call by Senate Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to take down a hotline that allows people to report violations of the governor’s stay-at-home order:

“We’re not gonna take down a telephone number that allows people just to try and keep their neighbors safe.”

Walz says it’s an educational function, if people see someone who isn’t informed about the stay-at-home order. Gazelka says the hotline is “not necessary and it’s not how Minnesotans want to treat each other. We can all show a bit of kindness to our neighbors as we manage our times and needs differently in the stay at home efforts.”