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Local lake name sparks controversy

Local lake name sparks controversy

Ben Sanford

May 9, 2019

Large controversy surrounds the name of Bde Maka Ska, with some thinking it should go back to its name as of late 2017, Lake Calhoun. The President of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Brad Bourn, said the lake is an important part of Minnesota, sparking many opinions. “I think that ev...

Minneapolis 2040 Plan passes vote

Minneapolis 2040 Plan passes vote

Ethan Meisler

December 23, 2018

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...

Staff Editorial: Minneapolis 2040 Plan will improve St. Louis Park

Staff Editorial: Minneapolis 2040 Plan will improve St. Louis Park

December 19, 2018

The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan will allow for the production of new higher density living conditions throughout the city. The plan’s zoning changes are the primary action that alter the city, allowing developers to build certain types of apartments in new neighborhoods. These changes will ...

Minneapolis’ first cat cafe opens

Minneapolis’ first cat cafe opens

Emma Kempf

March 16, 2018

For Minneapolis city goers who enjoy a quality cup of coffee and cats, the Cafe Meow offers them both. The Cafe Meow occupies two separate rooms, one for coffee and one for cats, on Hennepin and 24th Street. Contrary to expectations, the feline theme does not take away from the quality of the coffee...

STEP-UP open to applicants for summer internships

STEP-UP open to applicants for summer internships

Izzy Leviton

February 11, 2018

According to Kelsey Massey, Youth Services Associate for STEP-UP and alumni of the program, STEP-UP is a program that pairs applicants with paid internships for the summer.    “STEP-UP as a whole is a program for 14 through 21 year old students or residents of Minneapolis to get some career ex...

Senior begins internship through STEP-UP

Senior begins internship through STEP-UP

Nicole Sanford

January 17, 2018

When talking about her experience as an intern at Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, senior Kenya Brooks said she gained professional skills that will prove valuable in the future. “I’ve learned how to speak and talk, I had a problem with verbal communication, and that’s why with this job, a l...

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman

December 20, 2017

An ordinance passed by the Minneapolis City Council Dec. 13 gives protection to undocumented immigrants seeking to report a crime. If they are willing to cooperate in the investigation, this will grant them time to apply for U nonimmigrant status (a U visa), according to Adriana Cerrillo, a represen...

Minneapolis should not switch to electric government cars

Minneapolis should not switch to electric government cars

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 8, 2017

According to the Star Tribune, the city of Minneapolis may be making the change to electric cars in their government fleet. The city believes that having a fleet of electric cars would save money on fuel and maintenance. The city of Minneapolis changing their fleet to electric cars proves as an awf...

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

D’aviyan Robinson

May 23, 2017

After hearing about the changes made to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, junior Veda Cole said she anticipates visiting for the first time since it closed for renovations in 2015. “I’m excited about seeing what they changed, how they’re going to rearrange it, how many of the old (sculptures) th...

Twin Cities prepares for film festival

Twin Cities prepares for film festival

Sam Orloff

April 16, 2016

The upcoming Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival offers students affordable opportunities to enjoy worldwide cinema, according to film festival director Eric Wilson. “(The festival) is a great way for students to see world-class films and meet world-class filmmakers without having to trave...

Russian culture thrives in Minneapolis

Russian culture thrives in Minneapolis

Mimi Fhima

October 9, 2015

Visitors who enter the Museum of Russian Art find the Spanish-style building holds examples of Russian culture and history, according to museum volunteer Matt Esler. From the outside, the museum may look modest, but the inside holds many unknown historical gems, according to Esler. “I think, when it ...

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