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A Park resident holds up a tribute art piece for George Floyd June 6. The city held a memorial in commemoration of Floyds life.

Human Rights Commission hosts George Floyd Memorial Walk

Jacob Khabie June 8, 2021

Struck by the significance of community engagement after attending a memorial for George Floyd, senior Ella Miller said the fight for social justice is not over. “There was success in the Derek Chauvin...

Seniors Emma Amon and Jack Fredrickson work during english class April 19. Many students were involved in the interview process for the new principal.

New principal announced

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Maddie Schutte April 23, 2021

Incoming principal for the high school LaNisha Paddock said when she got the call from superintendent Astein Osei offering her the position, she immediately knew she was going to accept.  “Throughout...

Photo illustration by Ayelet Prottas. Junior Jacob Khabie runs in the Ugly Sweater Dash Dec. 11. This year the Dash was held virtually — participants could log their times and enter a raffle for an $100 Park Tavern gift card.

Ugly Sweater Dash goes virtual

Amalia Fischer December 15, 2020

Community events do a lot to bring people together even when they aren't physically together due to the pandemic. The St. Louis Park Ugly Sweater Dash occurs annually and is a kickoff to the holiday season,...

The STEP building, located on West Lake St., is unsettlingly quiet. Clients and volunteers no longer enter the building as a safety precaution. Instead, contactless pick-up is used to deliver items to those in need.

STEP to not accept food donations through December

Sophia Curran-Moore December 13, 2020

According to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program website, the organization will not be accepting food donations until Dec. 31 or possibly longer due to the abundance of food donations and Gov. Tim Walz’s...

Art by Emmy Pearson. Source: City of St. Louis Park.

Polling location details

Maddie Schutte November 1, 2020

While absentee and early voting are viable voting methods during the pandemic, in-person voting remains an option for Park residents. As a result of the recent court ruling on absentee ballots, officials...

Seniors Victoria Caraballo and Selena Nejib lead a group of Park students and alumni from the St. Louis Park City Hall building back to the overpass May 28. The memorial began 5:30 p.m. and continued into the evening.

George Floyd memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill May 29, 2020

Hundreds of community members joined together at the intersection of Minnetonka and Highway 100 May 28 to remember George Floyd. The most active participants were current Park students and recent graduates,...

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials recommend washing hands for 20 seconds and practicing social distancing, according to the CDC. In an effort to help students eligible for free and reduced lunch, St. Louis Park Public Schools has implemented a free meal program.

District implements free meal program

Ryan Barnett March 22, 2020

Due to school closures, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin to deliver daily meals to students who rely on free and reduced lunch starting March 23. The meals, delivered by buses to 13 locations,...

Art by Maggie Klaers. According to St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano, the city is declaring a local state of emergency.

Mayor Jake Spano declares state of local emergency 

Noah Orloff March 16, 2020

This story is updated as of 10:30 p.m. March 16. After speaking about the city’s plans during a City Council COVID-19 briefing March 16, St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano declared a state of local emergency. “In...

Senior Amaya Fokuo informs students about the upcoming Black History Month show on Feb. 28. Amaya is also the head of the Human Rights Commission.

Senior elected as youngest chairwoman for human rights commission

Samantha Klepfer January 21, 2020

What is your role in the city of St. Louis Park? My current role is Human Rights (Commission chairperson) for the city. I was appointed about two years ago and I was reappointed a couple months ago....

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