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‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

The new mystery novel Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia will be officially released Jan. 3. The book has received mostly positive reviews so far as it is averaging about 3.5-4 out of 5 stars. The author Mindy Mejia is a Minnesota-born author and most of her other books take place in Minnesota. The book Everything You ...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

Minnesota schools set a strong example for special education programs

Minnesota schools set a strong example for special education programs

Tiana Meador, Print Photographer
November 19, 2015
Filed under Editorial

  Education in the U.S. is something that is valued highly among anyone who wants to grow up to be successful. But not everyone used to get a shot at the jobs that could only come along with a high school diploma and college degree. Up until 1983, when the U.S. introduced the Individuals with Disa...

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor
May 15, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

When it comes to educational standards, lawmakers can agree there are only so many ways to judge a school’s performance. There is a strong division, however, between how much standardized testing should influence a school’s performance versus individual teacher review. Minnesota lawmakers in p...

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Sam Buckrey, Online Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

Governor Dayton has proposed a plan for transportation infrastructure. The plan would invest money into new bridges, roads, transit across Minnesota and create new jobs. The nation’s infrastructure is getting old and breaking down. A plan for improving infrastructure is needed even if it is onl...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Sam Begin, Layout Editor
February 24, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

It is tradition to have voters approve any local tax increase. After all, did colonial Americans not decry the British's taxes with the slogan, "No Taxation without Representation?" As citizens of a free country, Americans have a right to decide where and to what to put their money into, if anything at ...

Extra heating assistance step in the right direction

Chase Lau
April 17, 2014
Filed under Political Opinion

As of February, Minnesotans have suffered through over 17 consecutive subzero days. In those kinds of temperatures, human flesh can burn within minutes, and the Mayo clinic actually advises children and the elderly to stay indoors. When temperatures plummet, low-income households often struggle to stay warm and require more ...

Minnesota anti-bullying law protects students

Sydney Spreck
April 15, 2014
Filed under Political Opinion

Many students live with fear in their everyday lives due to bullying at school.  Certain groups of students are targeted more than others due to their race, sexual preferences or gender identification.  These groups of students need stronger protection under state law because they are the kids being...

Wolf hunting season begins

Wolf hunting season begins

Ross Stickler
January 13, 2014
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

It’s January.  A sub-zero temperature, allied with a snowy wind, cuts across an open field lined with tall pines in northern Minnesota.  The sun slowly pokes through the tree line and gives the forest the rebirth of a new day.  Squirrels find their buried food. Cardinals blair their alarm clock ...

New proposed Stillwater hotel requires taxpayer’s money

Chase Lau
November 5, 2013
Filed under Political Opinion

Stillwater Minnesota is in the midst of a great deal of change. With the construction of the new interstate and Wisconsin bridge, our town will be a very different place in just a few, short years.   However, buried under the news of the massive interstate construction is a smaller story. A group of developers from Stillwater...

Dayton wages war on wages

Dayton wages war on wages

Nick Wicker
October 30, 2013
Filed under Political Opinion

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has, in recent months, made it his goal to push for legislation increasing the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2015. There are currently two bills in consideration that regard the issue, both from the House and the Senate. The Senate bill suggests the minim...

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