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Aftermath of wildfires

With wildfires slowing, other threats are posed With wildfires slowing to an end as the West Coast enters the wet season, other threats are being posed. The severe wildfires raging through the West Coast of the United States of America have burned through around 4 million acres already, according to …

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From Baby Ducks to Toilet Paper: Stress Spending in a Pandemic

How COVID-19 has sparked a wave of impulse buying and hoarding “Quack!” Said Poppy and Mei Mei, senior Lily McClelland’s two baby ducks, as they waddled around a pen near the dining room table of her Edina home.  McClelland had brought up the idea of buying and raising baby ducks …

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Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: Who’s the greatest?

Minnehaha’s best basketball minds give their opinion If you were asked right now to picture the greatest basketball player ever, who comes to mind? Now, if you were asked what factors led you to this decision, would you be able to explain? Pundits have argued for years about who is …

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With holidays, a return to online learning

Minnehaha takes on round 2 of digital learning “You’re on mute.” “Turn your camera on, please.” For better or worse, online school is back.  Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases across Minnesota, Minnehaha Academy shifted to 100% distance learning on Nov. 30. After 12 weeks of in-person learning …

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Co-op winter sports risks

Struggles for athletes involved in co-ops during the Coronavirus With co-op’s between so many schools COVID-19 will be a risk this year. However for athletes at Minnehaha, that’s a risk they’re willing to take.  This year the Minnehaha United girls hockey team is adding an additional school to their existing …

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Behind the scenes: Preparing for a COVID-19 school year

What it took to prepare for in-person learning In the mid summer heat, weeks before school was to start, Principal Michael DiNardo confronted the big question; What’s next? With the help of Maker Space Coordinator Shannon Boehm, they started out with the basics. Stepping into each classroom and surveying the …

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Volunteering during a pandemic

Students continue to serve, despite COVID-19 limits It was a summer day and junior Tessa Bianchi and her family were delivering sandwiches through Caring and Sharing Hands. As they were pulling up to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mendota Heights, there was a little kid that said she didn’t like …

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Keeping fall sports in play during a pandemic

Changes made by Minnehaha to keep fall sports up and running There are many changes that have been put in place to keep the current fall sports in play. Rules were made by Minnehaha Academy to keep home players and spectators healthy. “We did a good job of not allowing …

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Ginsburg’s death, Trump’s taxes top recent headlines

News round-up Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18. She was 87 years old and had served on court for 27 years. After Ginsburg’s death, President Donald Trump and the Republican majority in the Senate rushed to nominate a replacement Supreme Court Justice. On September …

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Modern Army Recruiting

Military looks to tech to draw 21st-century recruits Over the last two decades, as technology has become a bigger part of our lives, many companies and organizations have had to adapt in order to share their message. Possibly the biggest of these organizations in the U.S. to adapt to the …

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