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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...

Governor closes schools for the rest of the year

Park will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, according to Executive Order 20-41 issued by Gov. Walz. The last day of school for Park students was March 16.

Marta Hill, Gabriel Kaplan, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

April 23, 2020

After announcing school closures through May 4 earlier in April, Gov. Tim Walz announced in Executive Order 20-41 April 23 that schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. However, Minnesota Commissioner of Education Mary Cathryn Ricker said the integrity of education will be ...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Senior Ilsa Olsen practices her painting skills after school Sept. 18. Olsen won third place for her watercolor art piece at the State Fair.

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018

Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

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