The Minnesota Republic

GOP Candidate for governor Scott Jensen Prepares for Election

Jacob Gregor, President October 19, 2022

Come election day on November 8, the narrow governor race will be decided between current governor Tim Walz and the GOP candidate Scott Jensen. Dr. Scott Jensen has been a member of the Minnesota State...

Oppose the TRIPS Waiver, Protect American Intellectual Property

Jack Radomski, Editor October 5, 2022

On June 17, member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) voted to remove intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines. The WTO is now considering expanding the reach of the waiver. The WTO,...

University of Minnesota: A Complete Return To Class

University of Minnesota: A Complete Return To Class

Murphy Eggers, Contributor September 21, 2022

Over the past few years, the University of Minnesota has been an absolute ghost town with COVID-19 halting in-person classes. What was initially thought to be a two-week extension of spring break turned...

Semi Transparent Viruses

New U of M Study Finds Breakthrough in Fighting COVID

Charlie Rapheal, Editor April 7, 2022

A recent study done by the University of Minnesota (U of M) found that college classrooms are actually the most likely and dangerous places to catch COVID-19. The study stated that the overwhelming majority...

American Truckers lead Peoples Convoy Across the Country in Protest of COVID Mandates

American Truckers lead “People’s Convoy” Across the Country in Protest of COVID Mandates

Josh Klopp March 3, 2022

In a movement inspired by the “Freedom Convoy” in Canada, caravans of truckers have organized journeys across the United States in protest against COVID-19 mandates. One group that has garnered notable...

Masks and the Majority: The Choice to Cover Up

Masks and the Majority: The Choice to Cover Up

Luke Rexing, Contributor February 7, 2022

Tensions are high among the opinions surrounding the mask mandate that came into effect on January 6 earlier this year. Students are attempting to settle back into the routine of going to classes in person,...

Aaron Rodgers Fined for COVID-19 Protocol Violations

Aaron Rodgers Fined for COVID-19 Protocol Violations

Josh Klopp, Contributor November 10, 2021

Aaron Rodgers has dominated headlines since November 3 when he tested positive for COVID-19. The NFL’s protocol will force Rodgers to spend 10 days away from the team. This ruled him out for the Green...

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Post-Vaccination Visits with the Grandparents

Ben Deters, Contributor March 24, 2021

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, this year has been unlike any we have seen before. For many families, this outbreak meant a lack of time extended family, with an emphasis on grandparents. As...

The world around us: taking a step back to see how covid looks in foreign countries right now

The world around us: taking a step back to see how covid looks in foreign countries right now

Alyssa Abke, Contributor February 26, 2021

The vaccine – if it hasn’t flooded your Facebook posts by now, you can expect to hear it in daily conversation or see signs for it soon at your local drug store. While these thoughts to the vaccine...

Cuomos Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Cuomos’ Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Avery Heinen, Contributor February 25, 2021

About a year ago one of the only things you would hear on the news was ‘flatten the curve’. There was an accompanying graphic showing the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The ‘good curve’ was the...

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

Hunter Lewis, Contributor February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has been a significant point of contention in construction contract language and its ability to excuse a contractor from liability. When contractors sign off on a promise to perform, they enter...

Covid-19s impact on the funeral industry

Covid-19’s impact on the funeral industry

Alyssa Abke, Contributor January 28, 2021

Covid-19 has greatly impacted the lives of individuals all around the world, but some of the most drastic changes during this unusual time are in the funeral industry. Grieving is a usual part of losing...

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