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Wooddale bridge construction to be completed

Wooddale bridge construction to be completed

Sophie Olmen

June 6, 2019

According to senior Amber Tran, the Wooddale bridge improvements help traffic flow better than before. “It looks really nice and will make things go along smoother, but the stop signs are kind of annoying. I like that there are more lanes so things go by quicker,” Tran said. Senior engineerin...

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019

On Fridays, both girls’ and boys’ Ultimate Frisbee have captains practice on the high school field and will now have to share the smaller space, according to senior Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the amount of space they wa...

Tree removal necessary for tennis renovations

Tree removal necessary for tennis renovations

Claire Bargman

May 13, 2019

Trees were cut down by the high school tennis courts May 4. After this, Kraus Anderson Construction Company will tear out the old courts, change the soil and add brand new courts. The old trees are being used for mulch and the school plans to plant new trees after the courts are completed by August 5 2019...

Light rail construction temporarily closes bike paths

Light rail construction temporarily closes bike paths

David Bryant

May 7, 2019

As construction begins for the Southwest Light Rail, St. Louis Park Council member Margaret Rog said she realizes the negative effects of the Cedar Lake Avenue and Kenilworth trails being closed. “I do recognize the irony in simultaneously promoting alternate forms of transportation, particularly...

Building a legacy: nature center groundbreaking

Building a legacy: nature center groundbreaking

Yonah Davis

April 23, 2019

As the rain ceased, community members celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Westwood Hills Interpretive Center. On Monday, April 22, St. Louis Park broke ground on $12 million building of the new interpretive center which the city council voted to approve on May 21, 2018. Jason West, the St....

Locker room renovation generates complication

Locker room renovation generates complication

Carly Joseph

April 16, 2019

When junior Tjessa Arradondo signed up for synchronized swimming this season, she said she was not aware the locker room would be unavailable. “There was a part of the locker room that was all for synchro that we would decorate, and now the feel of the synchro locker room is gone,” Arradondo said...

ACE presents at University of Minnesota

ACE presents at University of Minnesota

Yonit Krebs

April 12, 2019

While Park did not place at the ACE competition at the University of Minnesota, for junior Zoe Younger the event was still a success. According to Younger, she received a scholarship at the event along with another Park ACE member. “(The ACE organization) chooses who they thought had the best essays and con...

Locker rooms closed for spring season

Locker rooms closed for spring season

Marta Hill

March 19, 2019

When girls’ lacrosse captain junior Sarah McCallon reflected on the locker rooms being closed for the entire spring season, she said she thought the inconvenience will pay off in the long run. “I think (the construction) will be worth it in the end. It will be nice to have new facilities and new...

ACE basics quiz

ACE basics quiz

March 19, 2019

With ACE nearly halfway done with their project, test yourself on some information about the club. Loading ACE Quiz var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-413592"), "quiz", "413592", { autostart: false, width: "100%", heig...

Synchro dives into the season

Synchro dives into the season

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

March 12, 2019

As synchro captain and senior Lily Kulevsky looks forward to her fifth year on the team, she is excited to begin putting together their routines. “I’m excited because I really like the team and I like hanging out with them. Even though it can be stressful, I still get excited for it,” Kulevs...

‘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

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. ...

Wat Promwachirayan proposes future construction

Wat Promwachirayan proposes future construction

Ethan Meisler

November 1, 2018

The Wat Promwachirayan Buddhist temple aims to undergo construction on the parking lot in the near future, according to Dee Noree, the president of the temple. “Right now we have just 80 spots. We are looking forward to having about 200 parking stalls,” Noree said. “(We will) most likely beg...

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