The statement, allegedly made by Brandon Reiter, was included in the 13-page lawsuit filed in Wabasha County District Court on Tuesday, Nov. 24, by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s office has also filed for a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction.
The lawsuit alleges that Reiter’s fitness center, Plainview Wellness Center, is violating Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-99, which ordered that fitness centers and other places of entertainment close, and that bars and restaurants suspend indoor service for four weeks. The order went into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 11:59 p.m.
“Despite that potential harm to Minnesotans, Plainview Wellness Center has refused to comply with Executive Order 20-99. Defendant promoted on the gym’s Facebook page it would not be closing and would instead keep its regular schedule of being open 24-hours a day,” the lawsuit reads. “In short, Plainview Wellness Center is ignoring the risks of the