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Top three docuseries on Netflix

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, poses with one of many tigers he owned. Maldonado-Passage is the main subject of the Netflix series

Izzy Kanne, Broadcast editor

May 6, 2020

As time at home drags on, an obvious solution to boredom is Netflix. I’ve found myself looking for more informational pieces lately in hopes of merging education and entertainment. A streaming platform like Netflix has so many options that things can easily get clouded, but three series stand out among...

Traveling grocery store provides opportunity to food deserts

Community member shops at the Twin Cities Mobile Market Feb. 21.

Talia Lissauer

February 28, 2020

Offering accessible and affordable groceries to food deserts around the Twin Cities, the Mobile Market has added a stop in St. Louis Park, Tom Rapacz said.  “It’s a moving grocery store, and we have vegetables, fruits, as well as meats. Mostly everything that is on the bus is pretty good for...

Luminary Loppet illuminates city

This ice castle luminary was located in the Icecropolis display on Lake of the Isles. The Luminary Loppet was hosted as a part of the 2020 City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival Feb. 1.

Sofia Seewald

February 4, 2020

Lake of the Isles was an illuminated scene Feb. 1. Fire throwers, giant glowing penguins and polar bear figures, bustling hot chocolate stands and an ice band were all featured at the 2020 Luminary Loppet.  The Luminary Loppet is part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival run by The Loppet ...

St. Paul Winter Carnival celebrates tradition

2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Prime Minister Christine Quandt speaks during the opening ceremony of the carnival Jan. 23. After the ceremony, people gathered in the Baileys Warming House.

Noah Orloff

January 28, 2020

While reflecting on the importance of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation event coordinator Alyssa Klahsem said the St. Paul Winter Carnival creates unity.  “It’s the traditional, celebrating St. Paul event that brings people together to experience the magic of ...

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its way to St. Louis Park for the third year in a row 6 p.m. Dec. 12. The train stopped right outside of STEP, south of Lake Street, so people could bring in money and food donations while enjoying music at the event.

Sofia Seewald

December 12, 2019

While the Dec. 11 temperature dropped below zero, hundreds of people in the St. Louis Park community still gathered for an evening of free hot chocolate, music and holiday lights at the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, according to senior Sam McGurgan.  “Even though it was really cold, everyone ...

Chernobyl exhibit proves valuable investment of time

Reactor No. 4 at Chernobyl, which blew up due to inadequately trained personnel, creating devastating nuclear fallout. Cleanup efforts where under equipped leading to high fatalities.

Henry Brettingen

December 7, 2019

The exhibit “After the Explosion: Documenting Chernobyl” is a unique experience, revealing rare insight into the historic tragic explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Through the exhibit, the immediacy of the disaster becomes palpable and reveals additional insight into the Soviet regime. The ...

Six stars for ‘SIX’

Photo fair use from Hennepin Theater Trust. Henry VIII's six wives pose as part of a pop group that forms the basis of the musical.

Marta Hill

December 3, 2019

A pop concert, a history lesson and an empowering story all combine into one breathtaking performance, "SIX," at  the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. The premise of the show is comprised of Henry VIII’s six wives forming a high-energy pop group. Because of their competitive nature, the quee...

Impossibly delicious

New vegetarian Impossible Burger comes to Burger King Aug. 8. Impossible Foods works to cut back on meat consumption by offering plant-based alternatives.

Tobias Khabie

October 10, 2019

I was thrilled when I heard Burger King had released the Impossible Whopper, a burger with a patty that is 100% vegan. The patty is mostly made out of soy, potato protein, and food starch, among other ingredients. It’s made by a company called Impossible Foods, which was  founded in 2011 with a go...

Dogs day event enlivens owners, pets

Volunteer kneels down to greet excited dog and is embraced with a lick on her face. Interacting with dogs proved to be yet another fun activity for visitors to take part in at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Lucy zumBrunnen

May 8, 2019

I was curious in what going to “All About Dogs Day” would entail, excited to participate and meet all the dogs present at the event. In all honesty, it wasn’t exactly what I expected, there was a lot more to see and participate in. It was held April 27 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Var...

Local pad thai flavors vary

Local pad thai flavors vary

Noah Orloff

April 9, 2019

I tasted vegetarian pad thai at five different local restaurants, reviewing the various components that make up a pad thai. The reviews below are not based off authenticity or traditionality — subjects that I am not qualified for — instead it is simply how much I enjoyed each dish. I acknowledge...

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

Siah Armajani: Follow The Line is at the Walker Art Center Sep. 9 through Dec. 30.

Izzy Kanne

November 4, 2018

The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Follow This Line” by Siah Armajani, incorporates his work as an architect into the field of exhibition artwork. The pieces grow in size and detail as you go up each level of the building, and the ideas deepen along with them. Armajani is known best for his ...

Punch Bowl Social offers a different night out

Punch Bowl Social offers a different night out

Sydney Hall

December 20, 2016

According to national beverage director Patrick Williams, Punch Bowl Social, a new restaurant and bar in St. Louis Park, features many new activities, as well as various foods and drinks. “It’s a place with a lot of options. It’s a great place to do stuff as a group,” Williams said. “From private...

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