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The Importance of Small Businesses in Minnesotas Economy

The Importance of Small Businesses in Minnesota’s Economy

Will Sherry, Contributor March 29, 2023

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and this is no different in Minnesota. In fact, small businesses are essential to Minnesota's economy, as they account for a significant portion...

Balancing Prejudice and Prestige within the Carlson School of Management

Balancing Prejudice and Prestige within the Carlson School of Management

Sam Ferreira, Contributor March 10, 2021

In late February, a picture surfaced of a Carlson School of Management employee refusing to provide laptop services for a BIPOC student. The incident immediately triggered a massive response on social...

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”

Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

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