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Minnesota keeps all 10 votes

Minnesota keeps all 10 votes

Gillian Kapinos May 14, 2021

With a record turnout for the 2020 census survey, we were able to find the most updated population count. This infographic explains how Minnesota kept their congressional numbers stable this year.

Sophomore Kamryn Halley walks to class May. 7. The mask mandate in Minnesota is planned to be lifted July 1.

COVID-19 restrictions rolled back

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Khabie May 7, 2021

After Gov. Tim Walz announced rollbacks on COVID-19 restrictions, freshman Noah Leventhal said although the roll backs may be a little too early for his liking, he is overall pleased. “Since most...

Chauvin verdict is a big step towards more victories

Chauvin verdict is a big step towards more victories

Gillian Kapinos May 1, 2021

After almost a year of protests, riots and trauma, people can finally say George Floyd was murdered, and that he has finally received justice. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found...

Daunte Wright’s life was unfairly taken

Daunte Wright’s life was unfairly taken

Nora Hall April 30, 2021

A young black man named Daunte Wright was killed by the police April 11. Wright was only 20 years old. He leaves behind his girlfriend and 2-year-old son. Wright was pulled over by police officer Kim Potter...

Increased vaccine eligibility is a positive move

Increased vaccine eligibility is a positive move

Gillian Kapinos April 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been much more successful than we thought. As Minnesota approaches nearly 3 million people vaccinated, another big step has brought us closer to possibly having all 5.6...

Math teacher Chad Austad teaches a class during hybrid learning Nov. 10. All Park staff members are now eligible for free COVID-19 testing every two weeks.

State provides free COVID-19 testing for educators

Jacob Khabie February 22, 2021

After hearing about the new state plan to provide free COVID-19 testing to teachers, social studies teacher Mike Nordean felt satisfied with the actions the district has taken. “I think having the...

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks to the crowd as she introduces Bernie Sanders March 2. Omar was reelected to represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

Ilhan Omar reelection reflects poorly on 5th District

Tobias Khabie November 17, 2020

After Ilhan Omar defeated Republican challenger Lacy Johnson to win a second term as the representative of the 5th District, I experienced a sense of confusion and hopelessness as it is perplexing to me...

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.

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

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...

Gov. Tim Walz extended the stay-at-home order through May 18 in a press conference April 30. Retail businesses can open on May 4 for curb-side pick up, according to Walz.

Governor extends stay-at-home order until May 18

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand, Gov. Tim Walz said he is confident that Minnesota is doing its best to stop the spread and hopes the extension of the stay-at-home order until May 18 will...

Patients check into Methodist Hospital March 10. As the spread of COVID-19 continues, lawmakers made the decision to invest over $20 million to plan a statewide response to protect Minnesotans. Through this funding, hospitals will be better equipped to handle the outbreak.

Staff Editorial: New law benefits fight against COVID-19

March 13, 2020

After the first case of COVID-19 in Minnesota was announced March 6, state lawmakers have decided to rush $20.89 million to help fund and plan a public health response to protect citizens from the virus....

Beltrami County votes to prohibit refugee resettlement

Beltrami County votes to prohibit refugee resettlement

Kate Schneider January 22, 2020

Beltrami County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to prohibit newly arrived refugees from resettling in their county Jan. 7.  This decision is the opposite of what our country and the world needs...

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