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Minnesota slowly becoming a political battleground state

Donald Jr. speaks to northern Minnesotans about the GOP's advocacy for American laborers.

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline

September 21, 2020

Minnesota sees divide between rural and urban areas with presidential election in full force.

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 ...

Still the state with the lowest infection rate, MN social distancing falls just above average

Still the state with the lowest infection rate, MN social distancing falls just above average

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

April 16, 2020

Minnesotans exhibited grade A social distancing early in Shelter in Place, yet have dropped down to a C+.

Stay involved in the primary races even if you can’t vote in March

Seniors, engage in class, in the news, and in the primary race to set yourself up to make your best decision in March.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

February 28, 2020

Many younger students within the community - even seniors who are able to vote - remain uninformed of the state of the race or the positions of the candidates.

Fire and lockdown drills save lives

Even if fire drills aren’t necessary, more practice makes perfect.

Aryun Nemani, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Whether encouraged or forced by law, it is crucial for schools to perform more drills in the interest of preventing deaths and injuries. 

[CANDY STORE REVIEW] Visit Candyland a local homemade candy store

An Image of the shelves

Lily Malloy, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

the simplistic design of the room that draws the shopper’s attention to the large assortment of candies, this design reminded me of the old fashioned candy shops I’ve seen in movies.

[GALLERY REVIEW] Choose to see “Weapons, Honor, and Dignity”

The gallery combines the work of two photographers: Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz. Renowned for his captivating documentation of poverty and segregation in the United States, Parks’ career inspired photographer Shabazz to also use photography to contradict traditional stereotypes surrounding diverse communities.

Madeline Fisher, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

All of Gordon Parks’ photos are poignant and the addition of a younger photographer creates an interesting contrast between timeframes.

Macy’s Minneapolis holiday display finds new home in Duluth, replaced with Dayton’s

The previous Macy's display in Minneapolis

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

December 20, 2019

Many Minnesotans are excited for this revival due to Dayton’s history in the state.

Minnesota uses strict taxation laws to resist nationwide vaping epidemic

One juul pod has the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes—and it's the new wave of this generation.

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline

December 8, 2019

Some states are trying to use the taxation strategy again―this time to discourage consumers, especially teenagers and young adults, from using e-cigarettes and vaping products.