A pair of cyclists ride by a flag at half staff along the Root River State Trail through downtown Lanesboro Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation that flags at state and federal buildings be flown half staff from sunrise to sunset on the 19th of every month for the remainder of 2020 to honor those who have died of COVID-19. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A pair of cyclists ride by a flag at half staff along the Root River State Trail through downtown Lanesboro Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation that flags at state and federal buildings be flown half staff from sunrise to sunset on the 19th of every month for the remainder of 2020 to honor those who have died of COVID-19. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lori Bakke, owner of Granny's Liquor, works on purchase orders Friday, May 22, 2020, at the liquor store in downtown Lanesboro. Bakke said that with the closure of bars that business at the liquor store increased during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lori Bakke, owner of Granny's Liquor, works on purchase orders Friday, May 22, 2020, at the liquor store in downtown Lanesboro. Bakke said that with the closure of bars that business at the liquor store increased during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jon Pieper, owner of Old Village Hall Restaurant, chops fresh asparagus while prepping food Friday, May 22, 2020, at the restaurant in Lanesboro. Pieper said they have been doing some takeout at the restaurant during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and will open in June with limited outdoor seating following Gov. Tim Walz's guidance on the reopening of restaurants. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jon Pieper, owner of Old Village Hall Restaurant, chops fresh asparagus while prepping food Friday, May 22, 2020, at the restaurant in Lanesboro. Pieper said they have been doing some takeout at the restaurant during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and will open in June with limited outdoor seating following Gov. Tim Walz's guidance on the reopening of restaurants. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Elaine Carstensen, left, and her mom Judith Harris, of Garden City, wait for the Little General Store to open Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. The two were renting a bicycle to take for a ride. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Elaine Carstensen, left, and her mom Judith Harris, of Garden City, wait for the Little General Store to open Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. The two were renting a bicycle to take for a ride. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Pablo Ruen, with the Little River General Store, helps Judith Harris, of Garden City, pick out a bicycle to rent Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Pablo Ruen, with the Little River General Store, helps Judith Harris, of Garden City, pick out a bicycle to rent Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A sign reminds people on the Root River State Trail to keep distance between themselves because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
A sign reminds people on the Root River State Trail to keep distance between themselves because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Spud Boy Diner, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Spud Boy Diner, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Larry Luiken, who is a trout fishing guide and works part time at Root River Rod Co., ties flies at the shop Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. While fishing and hunting were permitted during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, fishing guides were prohibited from taking out clients. Luiken said that trout fishing guide trips usually pick up in the middle of March. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Larry Luiken, who is a trout fishing guide and works part time at Root River Rod Co., ties flies at the shop Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. While fishing and hunting were permitted during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, fishing guides were prohibited from taking out clients. Luiken said that trout fishing guide trips usually pick up in the middle of March. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laura Boom, with Pedal Pushers Cafe, cleans the restaurant's takeout window and counter after helping a customer Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. Scott Taylor, owner of the restaurant, said they closed at the start of Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and were on their third day of being open for takeout on Friday. Taylor said that the first couple of days were going better than they expected. "A lot of our regulars are like 'hey, we get to come back and eat again,'" he said about their takeout service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laura Boom, with Pedal Pushers Cafe, cleans the restaurant's takeout window and counter after helping a customer Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. Scott Taylor, owner of the restaurant, said they closed at the start of Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and were on their third day of being open for takeout on Friday. Taylor said that the first couple of days were going better than they expected. "A lot of our regulars are like 'hey, we get to come back and eat again,'" he said about their takeout service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Michael Fredrickson, with Granny's Liquor, stocks shelves Friday, May 22, 2020, at the liquor store in downtown Lanesboro. Liquor store owner Lori Bakke said that with the closure of bars that business at the liquor store increased during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Michael Fredrickson, with Granny's Liquor, stocks shelves Friday, May 22, 2020, at the liquor store in downtown Lanesboro. Liquor store owner Lori Bakke said that with the closure of bars that business at the liquor store increased during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
The Commonweal Theatre Company and the St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro are both closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
The Commonweal Theatre Company and the St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro are both closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laura Boom, with Pedal Pushers Cafe, helps a customer at the restaurant's takeout window Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. Scott Taylor, owner of the restaurant, said they closed at the start of Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and were on their third day of being open for takeout on Friday. Taylor said that the first couple of days were going better than they expected. "A lot of our regulars are like 'hey, we get to come back and eat again,'" he said about their takeout service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Laura Boom, with Pedal Pushers Cafe, helps a customer at the restaurant's takeout window Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. Scott Taylor, owner of the restaurant, said they closed at the start of Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and were on their third day of being open for takeout on Friday. Taylor said that the first couple of days were going better than they expected. "A lot of our regulars are like 'hey, we get to come back and eat again,'" he said about their takeout service. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
The Parkway Market Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
The Parkway Market Friday, May 22, 2020, in downtown Lanesboro. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jon Pieper, owner of Old Village Hall Restaurant, clips some oregano from an herb garden outside of the restaurant while prepping food Friday, May 22, 2020, at the restaurant in Lanesboro. Pieper said they have been doing some takeout at the restaurant during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and will open in June with limited outdoor seating following Gov. Tim Walz's guidance on the reopening of restaurants. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Jon Pieper, owner of Old Village Hall Restaurant, clips some oregano from an herb garden outside of the restaurant while prepping food Friday, May 22, 2020, at the restaurant in Lanesboro. Pieper said they have been doing some takeout at the restaurant during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, and will open in June with limited outdoor seating following Gov. Tim Walz's guidance on the reopening of restaurants. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lori Bakke, owner of Granny's Liquor, wipes down wine bottles Friday, May 22, 2020, at the liquor store in downtown Lanesboro. Bakke said that with the closure of bars that business at the liquor store increased during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lori Bakke, owner of Granny's Liquor, wipes down wine bottles Friday, May 22, 2020, at the liquor store in downtown Lanesboro. Bakke said that with the closure of bars that business at the liquor store increased during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Downtown Lanesboro on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Downtown Lanesboro on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Downtown Lanesboro on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Downtown Lanesboro on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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