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Neighbors Want To Get The North Loop Cheering

With Governor Tim Walz ordering Minnesotans to stay at home for two weeks unless they absolutely have to go out, two neighbors are hoping the North Loop will do what other communities around the world have done—cheer for health care workers who don’t have the option of staying home.

Kathleen Frey and Jody Schepers, who each own condos in 730 Lofts, would like people throughout the neighborhood to go out to their balconies at 7:00 PM each night during the two week stay-at-home order and cheer loudly. The first night will be Saturday, March 28th.

“I want to come out and bang pots and pans and clap our hands and do what we can do to make people feel loved,” said Schepers.

Both women have been moved by the videos they’ve seen of similar gestures from around the world. And they admire the courage of health care workers, as a virus without a vaccine spreads.

“They’re putting their lives on the line. They really are, every day,” said Frey. “We’re working out of our homes, we’re not able to go far, but think of them, they’re in the hospital. They’re with the patients, they’re saving lives and this is the least we can do.”

The governor’s stay-at-home order runs through April 10th.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association

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