The Rubicon

Few local businesses in the Twin Cities are surviving the pandemic

The Wine Thief Shop

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

May 15, 2020

Because so many businesses are struggling it is super important for anyone who is planning on getting take out or buying other things, to try their best to buy from local shops.

Minnesota businesses slowly reopening

Junior Gabrielle Thompon's family owns St. Paul business The Wine Thief and Ale Jail. They have had to change some parts of how their business operates due to COVID-19.

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon Editor

May 15, 2020

Under Executive Order 20-48, signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Apr. 30, workers in non-customer facing office and industrial settings are now allowed to go back to work, and customer facing businesses are continued to be allowed to do curbside pick-up, delivery, and walk-in for essential stores. Students have ...

Ruby Hoeschen

Ruby Hoeschen

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon

April 8, 2020

For junior Ruby Hoeschen and her family, practicing social distance while running a pharmacy is no easy task.

612 Supply enters rapidly emerging market to sell shoes

Abdulkarim pictured with a sweatshirt from his sneaker business, 612 Supply.

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline

March 11, 2020

Sophomore Salah Abdulkarim purchases limited-edition sneakers and sells them online for a profit. 

Coffee stand hires homeless teens to combat homelessness

Coffee stand hires homeless teens to combat homelessness

Meagan Massie, Rubicon Editor

March 9, 2019

Gutter Punk Coffee employs homeless teens and helps to nurture them with practical life skills and inspiration.