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Stay Safe Minnesota: Walz allows stay-at-home order to expire

In a time of social distancing, playgrounds around Minnesota remain empty. Gov. Tim Walz announced May 13 that the stay-at-home order will be allowed to expire May 18 and will be replaced by a Stay Safe order. Walz also signed four Executive Orders aimed at reopening the economy safely.

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

May 13, 2020

Protecting public health and economic stability was at the forefront of Gov. Tim Walz’s mind as he signed four Executive Orders May 13 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We believe that we should be able to handle an increase in cases as more people move out and about. We can use what w...

Tennis court closures are unnecessary

Photo illustration by Colin Canaday. According to an announcement by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board April 24, many facilities found in public parks will be closed or removed. Among the services removed are tennis nets, an unfortunate and unnecessary decision by the Park Board.

Colin Canaday

May 5, 2020

According to an announcement by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board April 24, many facilities found in public parks will be closed or removed. Among the services removed are tennis nets, an unfortunate and unnecessary decision by the Park Board. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that exerci...

Businesses adjust to the pandemic

The Nest has moved it’s programing online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according program coordinator for the SLP Nest Symone Wilson. Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-04 March 16 closing all restaurants, bars, and other in-person facilities.

Talia Lissauer

April 24, 2020

When Starbucks modified its hours to close earlier in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Starbucks employee and senior Sarah Wojtasiak said her once calm closing shifts with only a few other coworkers abruptly changed to an earlier shift with a nonstop hectic drive-thru. “Now it's much more busy. It’s kind of h...

A look into the timeline of COVID-19

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

April 23, 2020

Below are the transcripts to an animated video. The video is available on YouTube and embedded on this page.  COVID-19 is a new strand of the Coronavirus that was discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019. A Coronavirus is a family of viruses, and there are seven known human Coronaviruses, according...

Closed trails prove inconvenient

Cedar Lake Trail will be closed from Excelsior Boulevard to France Avenue until 2021 for the Southwest Lightrail Transit construction, according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Other trails, including parts of the Kenilworth Trail and the Midtown Greenway, will also be closed.

Lucy zumBrunnen

June 6, 2019

Good things come to those who wait. This principle applies to the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) currently being constructed. Even though it is a personal inconvenience, given that I use the trails for sports, the end result will be very useful for our community. The Federal Transit Administratio...

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

The SLP Nest was closed March 5-6 because of frozen pipes from water damage during the winter months. The SLP Nest fixed the problem and are now back open and have recently expanded their hours to Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

March 19, 2019

As senior Nietzsche Deuel reflects on the Nest being closed, she recalls how it affected her, as well as other students who enjoy going to the coffee shop after school. “It affected me as a customer because the Nest was actually closed, it also affected (job training). We had planned to do training...

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