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Photo taken during winter 2024 shows lack of snow and ice outside in Minnesota.

What to expect after the El Niño winter

Justin Shao, Staff Reporter April 5, 2024

Last Christmas, many expected a traditional cold and snowy winter, but instead they were met with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees. This unusual weather wasn’t just due to global warming, but also El...

Mounds View High School seniors Hridaya Ghosh and Pratham Snehi pose for a selfie with Mounds View School Board members.

“What about Diwali?” — Mounds View to Diwali recognized as holiday

Two Mounds View students recently collaborated with the school board to advocate for recognizing Diwali as a religious holiday and having it removed as a school day.
Suha Sharif, Staff Reporter April 2, 2024

The Mounds View Public School District has become increasingly more diverse in recent years. To make room for inclusion, the district has implemented more days off during the school year to include more...

According to a study done by Rutgers University, gambling in young adults ages 18 to 24 has increased by 400% since 2017.

Sports betting: Teens hit the “slots”

Over the past few years, the U.S. has seen a significant increase in the number of teenagers gambling and participating in sports betting.
Mara Peacock and Via Yang March 30, 2024

Over the past few years, the U.S. has seen a significant increase in the number of teenagers gambling and participating in sports betting. According to a study done by Rutgers University, gambling in young...

Mounds View Theaters production of Shrek the Musical in 2022.

Mounds View Theater casting sparks controversy

The recent casting for the Cinderella musical has sparked conflict within the department and scrutiny towards the director of the program, raising questions about the ethicality of casting white actors in traditionally non-white roles.
Maya Gjelhaug and Tyler Quattrin March 28, 2024

By request, some student sources are kept anonymous to protect their position in the theater program or to prevent scrutiny. Anonymous sources are each provided with a different number for differentiation. Soon...

Unlike the Republican Bill, the DFL proposal gives 11 Minnesota Native American tribes, many of which already operate casinos, exclusive rights to provide sports betting.

Minnesota to legalize sports betting

Looking to follow other states, MN legislators propose two bills aimed at legalizing sports betting.
Lillian Landberg, Staff Reporter March 26, 2024

In August 2022, Minnesota passed legislation to begin the process of legalizing sports betting. Since then, two bills have come to the forefront: HF2000, proposed by Democrats, and SF 3803 (Minnesota Sports...

Ben Refsell and Allison Yu (front) with the Mounds View School Board (back) after advocating for a Food to Hog program at Mounds View High School.

Mounds View to adopt Food to Hog program

Mounds View High School will have sorting tables in the cafeteria next year. Any discarded food will go to a hog farm.
Elijah Easton, Staff Reporter March 25, 2024

Many schools in Minnesota have adopted the Food to Hog program to combat the impact of their food waste. This program allows hog farms to obtain permits to use post-consumer food waste as feed for their...

A model of what the final Rice Creek Commons development could look like.

TCAAP land development changes

On Jan. 16, 2024, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved a purchase and sale agreement of a 40-acre plot of the Rice Creek Commons development area (formerly the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant), Outlot A.
Mara Peacock and Michael Wang February 26, 2024
On Jan. 16, 2024, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a 40-acre plot, Outlot A, to be integrated into the original Rice Creek Commons development area, formerly known as the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP).

Pro-life activists rally against Minnesota abortion legislation

The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life hosts their annual March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Tyler Quattrin and Maya Gjelhaug January 23, 2024

On Monday, Jan. 22, which marks 51 years since the now-overturned Roe v. Wade ruling legalized abortion, thousands gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the annual March for Life.  At noon, buses...

New Minnesota laws go into effect

New Minnesota laws go into effect

On Jan. 1, 2024, many news laws went into effect, all of which have substantial implications for the Mounds View community.
Christina Lang-Deetz and Tyler Quattrin January 19, 2024

Earned sick and safe time One notable addition to the new Minnesota state laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 is earned sick and safe time (ESST). This entails paid leave that employers are mandated...

MPD. The Minneapolis Police Department’s headquarters, located
on Fourth Street North.

Minneapolis beyond-policing plan

The city recently contracted with a consultant team from New York University’s School of Law to suggest alternative policing strategies.
Vincent Meyer, Staff Reporter December 21, 2023

On Nov. 13, the Minneapolis City Council approved a plan to hire a group of consultants from the New York University’s School of Law to oversee alternative policing plans in the city. The consultant...

Daniel Lee takes a picture with Yasir Reyale after eliminating him on Nov. 17.

Nerf war brings celebration and controversy

With over 160 people participating, the annual Mounds View Nerf War is currently ongoing. However, incidents from other schools and past years raise safety concerns.
Zariyah Howell, Staff Reporter December 19, 2023

The Nerf War began on Nov. 2, at 3:15 p.m., with over 40 teams of four Mounds View juniors and seniors competing in the annual event and using Nerf toy guns for a cash prize.  Each time a player secures...

Photo via the National Archives and Records Administration

Trump to stay on Minnesota ballots

On Nov. 8, the Minnesota Supreme Court struck down the notion that Trump violated the 14th amendment, keeping him on ballots.
William Overbo, Staff Reporter November 10, 2023

A Minnesota lawsuit regarding former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election was presented in court on Nov. 2. The lawsuit is among dozens pending across the country that...

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