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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 ...

Road salts should be banned

Photo illustration by Emma Leff

Emma Leff

December 21, 2018

Every winter, approximately 365,000 tons of de-icing materials are dumped onto roads, driveways and sidewalks in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Although this improves traction on these surfaces, it puts the environment and pets at risk. The use of road salt needs to be s...

Sophomore starts sixth year of sport

Sophomore Raphaela Slager has been Ice skating since she was a pre-teen.

Sofie Geretz

June 1, 2018

According to sophomore Raphaela Slager, her love of skating began when she was in fifth grade. She said she discovered the sport when she tried it out with her sister. “There was a day off (of school), and my sister had skating lessons,” Raphaela Slager said. “I was testing it out, and I liked...

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