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

The U.S. Bank Stadium officials are considering modifying the stadium's glass in order to reduce bird deaths. Around 111 birds die annually due to collision with the building.

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. ...

Government agencies work together to ensure health and safety

After investigating vinyl chloride contamination in Edina wells, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was able to identify an area near Walker and Lake streets in St. Louis Park as the source. The exact source responsible for the pollution has yet to be identified, according to Jacque Smith.

Tamar Gewirtz

November 21, 2019

According to Jacque Smith, Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of St. Louis Park, the city began to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate and cleanup the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume site under the Superfund program.  “The goal of recommendi...

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...

Twin Cities honored in a new way

Twin Cities honored in a new way

Sydney Hall

January 14, 2016

The Norway House recognizes the Twin Cities this year with a Gingerbread Wonderland commemorating famous buildings in the cities. Some of these buildings include the Foshay Tower, the Minnesota State Capitol and the Stone Arch Bridge. The Gingerbread is inspired by a Norwegian tradition, accordin...

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