The owner of a Hastings restaurant is contesting a 76-hundred dollar fine for an alleged mask infraction after a recent OSHA inspection of her business. Tatia (Tasha) Nelson runs the Busted Nut and she says she’s trying to do everything right, but…

“It’s very challenging to keep up with what I am and am not supposed to do with COVID-19 because it changes so frequently.”

Nelson says Governor Walz has ordered stepped-up compliance checks on Minnesota’s hospitality industry amid COVID-19. Republican state lawmakers are calling on the governor to reconsider the policy, especially in cases where the business owners are making serious efforts to be in compliance.