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COVID-19 cancels Minnesota State Fair

In an announcement May 22, state fair general manager Jerry Hammer announced the Minnesota State Fair will not be opening summer 2020. The last time the state fair was closed was in 1946 for the polio epidemic.

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

May 22, 2020

For the first time since 1946 the Minnesota State Fair will not open their gates for the summer of 2020, according to state fair general manager Jerry Hammer.  “This isn’t a difficult decision. It’s the only decision. It’s the right thing to do. As we go through this strange summer, we’re extremely grat...

Locker-clean out scheduled for May 11–14

Students will have an opportunity to clean out their lockers and retrieve any other items left at Park May 11–14, according to 6425 News. No more than 50 students will be allowed in the building at one time, and the time slots are based on advisory class.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

May 1, 2020

With the abrupt end to in-person school March 16, many students left personal and academic items at Park. Students will be allowed back into the building in early May based on their advisory teacher to pick up or return any items, according to 6425 News May 1.  “To observe social distancing standards...

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Ruthie Posada

May 1, 2020

As a result of Gov. Tim Walz announcing that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, the question of if Graduation will be held on its original date of June 2 came into play. Not wanting to completely cancel the event altogether, several Park administrators took to Google Hangouts t...

Echo named Online Pacemaker winner

Juniors Ben Sanford and Sophie Livingston and seniors Tennam Gyaldatsang and Maggie Klaers edit a page during Echo’s late night Feb. 25. Echo was recently awarded fifth in the Online Best of Show and Print Tabloid Best of Show categories, as well as named one of 16 to win the National Scholastic Press Association's Online Pacemaker.

Sofia Seewald

April 20, 2020

Echo was recently recognized for its work this past year during the National Scholastic Press Association’s National High School Journalism virtual award ceremony April 17. Echo was named a 2020 Online Pacemaker winner by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). Echo also won fifth place...

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