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The New Building

M.A. leaders prepare for return to a changed home The next time you pick up a Talon, you might be at the genius bar overlooking River Road, or in the fireside lounge, on the rooftop deck or in the college-style cafeteria. Next year the rebuilt North Campus will be filled …

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Snow on our parade?

Snowy winter may not cause feared setbacks If you live in Minnesota and play a spring sport, you’re probably accustomed to practicing inside for the first few weeks of your season. And this year looked like it was going to be a whole lot worse. In 2019, the Twin Cities …

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The big test(s)

Everyone has to take them, but which one will suit you? The big tests. Everyone in high school knows what they are. They’re the tests that can make or break your decision on where to go to college. But, depending on your skill set, you may want to review them …

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Alum turned coach

Alum turned coach Matt Pryor returns to Minnehaha Academy to take over as head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team The Minnehaha Academy girls’ basketball team has been dominant ever since ex-head coach Josh Thurow took over. But now that Thurow is stepping down, who is going to take …

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Fundraising goal begins

Fundraising goal begins 50 million dollar goal set for campuses Minnehaha Academy’s leadership launched the largest fundraising effort in the school’s history, which was announced Oct. 17 in letters to M.A. parents from President Donna Harris and Marc Belton, a Board of Trustees member, parent and chair of the Together …

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Stuck on the sidelines?

Stuck on the sidelines? Minnehaha academy athletes are noticing an increase in more severe injuries Injuries are always a part of every sports season and teams have learned to deal with the challenge of key players being unable to play. But when those injuries start to become more frequent and …

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Jack Ryan Brief

Jack Ryan Adapting to Minnehaha Academy has been better than expected for Slovakian exchange student Jack Ryan, who said he is doing just as well here as in Slovakia. “Everyone at Minnehaha is just welcoming, and everybody in my classes and at home are all very helpful which is just …

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Rebuilding North Campus

Rebuilding North Campus The process of rebuilding North Campus While you were busy traveling around the country this summer, Mortenson Construction was working diligently to progress on the new building project at the North Campus. The August 2nd pillar raising was the first official date of construction above ground on …

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