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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:28 PM

It's time Minnesota locked down its borders

Last edited Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:14 PM - Edit history (2)

EDITED to exclude the picture purported to be from the Oshkosh Sausage Fest as that was incorrect. (Thanks to Luvloogie for the correction).

However, it looks like it may have come from a party at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee on July 30th.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/huge-crowds-gather-at-wisconsin-beach-with-no-masks-and-little-social-distancing/2297887/

Sadly, the Sturgis rally is on.

The Sturgis Rally starts next weekend. Up to 250K are expected

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-08-02/annual-sturgis-rally-expecting-250k-stirring-virus-concerns


More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns. The Aug. 7 to 16 event, which could be the biggest anywhere so far during the pandemic, will offer businesses that depend on the rally a chance to make up for losses caused by the coronavirus. But for many in Sturgis, a city of about 7,000, the brimming bars and bacchanalia will not be welcome during a pandemic.

Though only about half the usual number of people are expected at this year's event, residents were split as the city weighed its options. Many worried that the rally would cause an unmanageable outbreak of COVID-19.

“This is a huge, foolish mistake to make to host the rally this year," Sturgis resident Lynelle Chapman told city counselors at a June meeting. “The government of Sturgis needs to care most for its citizens.”

In a survey of residents conducted by the city, more than 60% said the rally should be postponed. But businesses pressured the City Council to proceed.


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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:37 PM

1. Wow, look at all the masks,...

Is that sardine distancing ?

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:48 PM

2. That might be Oshkosh yesterday, but

Sausage Fest was scheduled for September 6th and has been canceled.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:04 PM

3. Thanks - that's what I get for believing something I saw on the internet!

That must be an old picture & I'll correct the original post.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:15 AM

4. Interesting time line will follow this event

will it not. Fourteen Days from Wednesday,that is when the first Riders hit Sturgis in big numbers. Thursday will be the largest day for Riders showing up.

So by the 12th thru the fifteenth,there will be one hell of a lot of Old White Guys visiting their Family Doctors scared crapless about those symptoms of Covid.

Had a Friend who made is Bank Roll for the year with his Booth at Sturgis and the following weekend in Durango. It is all about the money.

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