St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  —  High school sports are able to return to practice today after being put on hold by Governor Tim Walz during a surge in COVID-19 cases late last year. However, with the return of practice also comes restrictions. In compliance with the Minnesota Department of Health, players will be required to wear a mask at all times, this includes in practices and in games. The only exception will be for wrestling and swimming where those guidelines are not practical.  There will be a limit on the number of players who can practice together, and players are being urged to avoid locker rooms, showers, and carpools. Public Health Officials remind us that the decision to resume sports does not mean engaging in those sports is without risk.