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Sno Daze ticket availability extended

Sno Daze ticket availability extended

February 28, 2018


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Refunds and new tickets offered.

City hires racial equity coordinator

City hires racial equity coordinator

February 27, 2018


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The city of St. Louis Park hired a Racial Equity Coordinator, Alicia Sojourner, who joined the team on January 17th of this year, according to city manager Tom Harmening. Sojourner said her primary task will be to create a focus on racial equity throughout the city.   “Overall it's really to ...

Youth rally advocates gun reform

Youth rally advocates gun reform

Izzy Leviton and Sophie Yarosh

February 26, 2018


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Junior Eva Goldfarb and senior Anna duSaire speak at the State Capitol.

Procedures put in place to improve classroom environment

Procedures put in place to improve classroom environment

Mimi Fhima

February 25, 2018


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On Feb. 9, an announcement was made at the high school outlining new procedures created by building staff and administration. The procedures stated that students are not allowed to leave the lunch room with food, teachers are not allowed to administer passes in the first and last ten minutes of class, s...

Sno Daze dance postponed due to weather

Sno Daze dance postponed due to weather

Annabella Strathman

February 24, 2018


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The annual Sno Daze dance has been postponed to a later date to be announced next week according to Principal Scott Meyers in a phone message. “The Sno Daze dance scheduled for tonight, February 24, 2018 at the St. Louis Park High School has been postponed due to hazardous and severe weather con...

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Sofia Seewald

February 24, 2018


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As local owner and founder of Vibe Organic Juice Bar Amber Thielen prepares to open her juice bar off of Excelsior Boulevard, she said she hopes to gain interest among people of all ages for her business. “We’re trying to attract everyone in the community,” Thielen said. “People ask me if I h...

Faculty to receive new laptops

Faculty to receive new laptops

Dani Orloff

February 20, 2018


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According to district director of information services Tom Marble, who was interviewed via email, all teachers will be given new 13” Apple Macbook Air laptops in February. “We have a life-cycle for equipment across the district. Teacher laptops were due to be replaced as per this cycle,” Marble...

#Noverdose campaign raises awareness at town hall

#Noverdose campaign raises awareness at town hall

Hanna Schechter

February 20, 2018


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According to chief division counsel for the FBI in Minneapolis Jeffrey Van Nest, the town hall setting provides a way for the community to learn about the dangers of opioids and publicize the danger. “Raising awareness is a huge part in letting people know that there is a danger out there that...

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Sophie Olmen, Katie Hardie, and Hayley Westwood

February 16, 2018


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Upon discovering the West End Dairy Queen was leaving in place for Roti Modern Mediterranean, junior Anika Hanson said she was interested in learning more about the new restaurant. “I’m upset that the DQ (Dairy Queen) is closing because I went there for ice cream a lot, but I’m excited to try the...

Minnesota Wild holds practice at Recreation Outdoor Center

Minnesota Wild holds practice at Recreation Outdoor Center

William Phelan

February 14, 2018


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As junior Isaac Swartz sat on the bleachers at the newly developed ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center), he said he saw many kids filled with joy watching their favorite Minnesota Wild players practice up close. “There were so many kids that showed up to watch the outdoor practice, and it was so clear...

Enhanced driver’s license available in Minnesota

Enhanced driver’s license available in Minnesota

Eli Curran-Moore

February 14, 2018


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Senior David Salamzadeh, who recently acquired an enhanced driver's licence, said the new licence can function as another form of ID in lieu of a passport to enter the United States from some neighboring countries. Salamzadeh got his from the Plymouth DMV, and said the licence is only available in certain locations. “T...

State renames Minneapolis lake

State renames Minneapolis lake

Samantha Klepfer

February 14, 2018


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On the morning of Jan. 29, signs with only the name Bde Maka Ska replaced old ones at Lake Calhoun, officially changing the name of the biggest lake in Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. Newly retired Park Board commissioner Scott Vreeland said this project started a long time ago. “We had talked about it a few year...

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