As we gear up for summer, we look forward to a return of normal pre-pandemic life. Although the Dragon Festival has announced that it will not be held this year, you should still visit Lake Phalen Park and check on the progress of the St. Paul–Changsha China Friendship Garden of Whispering Willows & Flowing Waters in St. Paul (update article on page 8).
If traffic is any kind of an indicator, it appears that the COVID-19 crisis may have abated as people are hitting the road in response to relaxed social distancing requirements in the State of Minnesota. The timing could not have happened at a more appropriate time as the weather is warming up so people can enjoy dining outdoors and all kind of outdoor activities, including sports. We still have a ways to go get COVID-19 under control, but at least we can move about responsibly and slowly return to a normal life.