ST. PAUL (AP) — Some parents of students at Minnesota K-12 schools that have not required face coverings have filed a lawsuit asking the governor to enact a statewide mask mandate because of the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The complaint filed in Ramsey County Friday by a group calling itself "Parents Advocating for Safe Schools" cites a provision in the Minnesota Constitution regarding rights of students to receive an "adequate" education.

The suit seeks a court order requiring Walz to declare a new peacetime emergency to address the pandemic and issue an executive order that all school districts and schools in the state "impose and enforce a mask mandate."

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A spokesman for Walz says the governor is reviewing the complaint.

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