September 24th, after hearing Michelle Obama, Naomi and I went to the Forks Market to see Jordan Van Sewell. Naomi has long been an admirer of Jordan Van Sewell's whimsical and fun sculptures, as have I. A month ago, I promised Naomi that if I were to be re-elected in River Heights we would visit Jordan Van Sewell and purchase one of his sculptures to celebrate. We did. It is below - titled "The Flutist and the Grasshopper" They are sitting in the fall - below a tree with one leaf left. In front is a cobblestone road and a patch of grass.
Manitoba implemented physical distancing measures in mid-March. South Dakota has still not made physical distancing mandatory. The result is a dramatic difference in the incidence of covid-19 viral infections between the two jurisdictions. This graph shows the number of people with Covid-19 infections from March 27 to April 14. Manitoba ( red line ) started leveling off about April 4 and has seen only a small increase in Covid-19 infections since then. South Dakota ( blue line ) has seen a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections since April 4. Those who are skeptical of the impact of physical distancing in Manitoba should look at this graph! Data are from the Johns Hopkins daily tabulations