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Non essential businesses remain open despite public opposition

Cars line up down the street for Raising Cane's despite being encouraged to stay home. The restaurant has experienced a shortage of employees due to exposure to COVID-19.

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 has unfortunately impacted thousands of Minnesota families in just a few short weeks. Immediately following Governor Tim Walz’s state-wide stay-at-home order, non-essential businesses were temporarily shut down leaving parents forced out of work and left to file for unemployment. Some bus...

‘Animal Crossing New Horizons’; a stay at home vacation

Animal Crossing New Horizons has given players all over the world the opportunity to bond and create a new virtual life for themselves amidst a time of social distancing. Junior Emma Wagner and I enjoyed a sweet sunny day at the beach during gameplay.

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

April 3, 2020

Social distancing has proven to be a tough challenge for people all over the world. Between working from home, distance learning and other changes people have had to make in the last month, the excess free time has left many restless. So, what exactly is there to do when stuck at home? Read a book, do...

‘Chinese Virus’ causes backlash on Asian Americans

President Donald Trump calls COVID-19 the

Julie Xiong, Cartoonist

March 25, 2020

On March 18, President Donald Trump referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus.” This term began gaining popularity when Trump tweeted, earlier that morning, about his methods of saving America from COVID-19. President Trump stated it is not racist at all; it [the virus] came from China and he wants to ...

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