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Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

Minneapolis City Council bans conversion therapy

Minneapolis City Council bans conversion therapy

Ben Sanford

December 7, 2019

As of Nov. 22, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously banned the act of conversion therapy, a process of trying to convert minors who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community to become heterosexual or cisgender. Minneapolis Ward Eight City Council member Andrea Jenkins said conversion therapy is ty...

Staff Editorial: U.S. Bank Stadium should prioritize bird safety

Staff Editorial: U.S. Bank Stadium should prioritize bird safety

November 22, 2019

Although the U.S. Bank Stadium’s transparent exterior design is aesthetically pleasing, the 200,000 square feet of reflective glass is killing over 100 birds annually. Out of the 21 buildings in the Twin Cities metro area, the U.S. Bank Stadium has the third highest bird fatality rate, according to MPR News. ...

Temporary market opens for the public

Temporary market opens for the public

Tamar Gewirtz

October 30, 2019

Though there are many great thrift stores in Minnesota, none quite compare to the Minneapolis Vintage Market. This market is open for a day once a month during the year, housing many different stalls where vendors from all over the country can sell vintage clothing and accessories. This is an indoor...

Impeachment splits country

Impeachment splits country

Tobias Khabie

October 7, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi rattled the country when she announced House Democrats would be moving forward with the impeachment process of President Trump. By doing this, Pelosi has created even more drama in Washington and the country is now as divided as ever.  According to the New York Times, this move c...

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...

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