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Many local venues offer entertaiment during winter

Photo by Maya Aflakpi Ellie Lenertz and Simone Youssef are taking a break from sledding and playing with the snow. This photo really captures the true fun of winter.
Maya Aflakpi, Photographer December 5, 2016

There are so many unique outdoor activities to do and places to go in the winter. Minnesota always seems to have a long winter so students might as well do fun activities all winter long. Unique...

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Seasonal affective disorder is largely due to a lack of vitamin D. It's especially common in states with long, cold winters, like Minnesota.
Dylan Foster, Field Reporter February 10, 2016

Winter Blues The winter blues come and go for some, but are much more severe in others. Many people who live in the cold regions of the world can develop a condition in which too little sun can cause...

Abundance of ways to stay warm in chilly Minnesota

The humble winter jacket is one of the most important things to wear to stay warm during winter. Today, most are expensive, therefore it is important to get one of high quality.  “I’d say my favorite season is fall, because it’s not snowing but you still get to wear nice jackets,” sophomore Carter Maas says.
Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor January 14, 2016

When it comes to staying warm in the winter, everyone knows the basics. But when it comes to personal preference, students have a range of opinions on brands and clothing options.  Some of the most...

Washington County Historical Society hosts ice cream social

A crowd of last year's ice cream social attendees. A total of about 1200 came to the event, and over 1200 ice cream cones were given away.
Andrew Weigel, Photographer January 12, 2016

  On Jan. 16, the Washington County Historical Society will be hosting a winter ice cream social in the northern part of Lowell Park. Free ice cream and coffee will be provided by Leo's Grill...

Annual winter concert brings chills, in a good way

Amelia Schneider, Copy Editor January 14, 2015

The winter concert on Dec. 21 and 22 was Stillwater Area High School’s annual concert of holiday music and entertainment. Six ensembles performed. Three of the six are prestigious “Concert” groups...

Trending socks

Photo by Stephanie Nielsen Featuring Junior Isabel Day wearing knee high socks. “I like wearing knee high socks because they’re super comfortable and warm, and they look really good with skirts,” said Sluss.
Caitlin Rademacher, Photographer November 19, 2014
Socks are not just socks anymore. This simple accessory has become a way to keep your feet warm and now is a way to be expressive for many young girls.

MN Zoo makes up for this year’s worst winter ever

 The Minnesota Zoo offered a special during the cold winter months featuring reduced ticket prices. Many people took advantage of the special. Nico Coen said, “I had a lot of fun at the zoo. It was nice to get out of the cold and also see some cool animals!”
Kenz Hendrickson April 18, 2014

With temperatures so cold this winter, Minnesotans had a hard time being active and going out to do things. Minnesota Zoo decided to have a seasonal special due to the “Worst Winter Ever”. From Feb....

An eternal winter in ‘Frozen’ still melts the hearts of the audience

“Frozen” premiered Nov. 27, 2013 and reached the top box office results with 19.5 Million dollars. Olaf, the lovable snowman sidekick, was described as silly and entertaining.
Kate Price January 13, 2014

Having the power to create an eternal winter would not come in handy here in Minnesota, but Elsa  lives in the kingdom of Arendelle and has icy powers that got a little out of control. She accidentally...

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