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Minneapolis 2040 Plan passes vote

Minneapolis 2040 Plan passes vote

Ethan Meisler

December 23, 2018


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According to Paul Mogush, manager of community planning for the city of Minneapolis and manager of Minneapolis 2040, the Minneapolis 2040 Plan has been revised and officially passed the final City Council vote. “The plan has gone through three major stages of revisions. We received comments fro...

Zimmern discusses his new restaurant at West End

Zimmern discusses his new restaurant at West End

Megan Raatz

December 21, 2018


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After years of planning and preparation, St. Louis Park’s West End is now home to the Lucky Cricket, a new restaurant with a fresh and eccentric take on Chinese cuisine, according to Andrew Zimmern. The man behind it all, celebrity chef and the host of the Travel Channel’s television show “Bizarre Food...

Sota clothing starts store locally

Sota clothing starts store locally

Tamar Gewirtz

December 21, 2018


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According to Sota store owner, Spencer Johnson, he was recently inspired to open their first physical location of the clothing brand flaunting Minnesota after being strictly online for seven years. “Whenever we did events, (people) would ask us where our store front is located, and we’ve always said...

“The Block” restaurant to open in 2019

“The Block” restaurant to open in 2019

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

December 19, 2018


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With four restaurants around the Twin Cities, Operation Director for Craft and Crew Hospitality, Luke Derheim, said they chose their newest restaurant, the Block, in St. Louis Park because they noticed few quality restaurant options in Park. “We really like the St. Louis Park area and think there...

Second semester editorial staff 2018-2019

Second semester editorial staff 2018-2019

December 19, 2018


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Editors-in-chief: Marta Hill & Dani Orloff Managing editors: Amaia Barajas, Grace Farley, Abby Intveld, Yonit Krebs & Sam St. Clair Copy editors: Jenna Cook, Emma Leff, Noah Orloff & Emma Yarger Assistant copy editor: Ruthie Posada Photo editors: Claire Bargman, Abby Prestholdt ...

Rainwater management program revitalized

Rainwater management program revitalized

Grace Farley

December 16, 2018


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During the surface water plan meeting, senior engineering project manager Phillip Elkin said the plan is a required 10-year checkup and revitalization of the city’s rainwater management program. “We analyze (the watersheds) for flooding as far as water quality coming into and leaving the city....

Junior opposes dress code enforcement

Junior opposes dress code enforcement

Yonit Krebs and Dani Orloff

December 11, 2018


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As a part of an English class project on activism, junior CC Owens said she coordinated a group of girls to protest the enforcement of Park’s dress code. According to Owens, a group of 25 girls wore white shirts with the writing ‘my body is not a distraction’ on them to raise awareness for the ...

Students wait months to take driver’s test

Students wait months to take driver’s test

Gabriel Kaplan

December 9, 2018


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When junior Shaqued Benharush found out she would have to wait over a month to take her driver’s license test, she said she was frustrated. “It took my mom a few days before (the Department of Public Safety) could get back to her, and we got the appointment over a month later,” Benharush sa...

Let’s talk race

Let’s talk race

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

December 7, 2018


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For junior Victoria Caraballo, conversations about race and equity have previously been uncomfortable, but she said open dialogue, like the un- censored race panel, fosters healthy discussions regarding race. “I think that even just starting up a conversation in class or starting a conversation ...

STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

Nolan Kelly

December 5, 2018


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St. Louis Park Emergency Program partnered with Muddy Paws Cheesecake to draw a larger crowd for their toy and food drive, according to their website. The main focus of the event is on the charities in need, according to volunteer Christine Anderson. “The purpose would be to bring awareness for some charities th...

‘Connect the Park’ aims to make St. Louis Park easier to get around

‘Connect the Park’ aims to make St. Louis Park easier to get around

Ethan Meisler

December 4, 2018


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According to St. Louis Park transportation engineer Ben Manibog, the city has been implementing an initiative called “Connect the Park,” which will attempt to improve the ability of residents to walk or bike around. “Part of my job is doing ‘Connect the Park’ projects,” Manibog said. ...

Virtual reality increasing in popularity

Virtual reality increasing in popularity

Talia Lissauer

December 2, 2018


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Amir Berenjian was fascinated by the world of virtual reality when trying it for the first time, so he started forming his own business which turned into the creation of the Rem5VR Lab. “My buddy and I tried virtual reality two years ago and were blown away with the technology,” Berenjian said. “We as...

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