The state of sport: Outside of masked travel, 2021 fall sports season set to kick off with fairly ‘normal’ schedule of events

After more than a year of trials, shut downs and confusion surrounding high school sports and activities in Minnesota, the 2021-22 school year is offering the hope of moving toward normalcy.

The state of sport as indicated by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and Pipestone Area Activities Director Rick Zollner, in our area, paints a picture that nearly resembles pre-pandemic scheduling and movement within districts and conferences. 

With the exception of travel, to-and-from events, the MSHSL is not requiring any specific plans to be implemented, but rather offer a bounty of recommendations. 

“Correct; the school did say masks

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Acansa Arts Festival announces schedule

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

Acansa Festival

The Acansa Arts Festival of the South returns in September after a year off because of the pandemic, with performances by more than a dozen music, dance and theater groups and solo artists over three weekends in multiple venues across Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Tickets are $30-$40; a $100 Festival Flex Pass covers four ticketed events. Festival Gold Passes, $250, include access to all ticketed events. And a 2021-22 Season Pass, $400, also includes a Dec. 6 performance of “A Carpenter’s Christmas,” the March 2022 Charlotte Gadberry Award Presentation

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