The city of Lakefield is pushing back against Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order, and on Monday the city council voted 3-2 to allow small businesses to open up. With a population of just over 1,600 people, the city of Lakefield is seemingly back in business which has sent mixed feelings throughout the community. One portion of the town that’s experiencing hardship because of the pandemic is its vital small businesses. Lakefield’s mayor, Brian Rossow, who voted in favor of passing the resolution, says it’s time for Minnesota legislature to act to give communities the power to decide whether or not they can reopen.