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Cell Phone Robbery Ring Brought Down After Extensive Investigation

Josh Klopp, Vice President September 21, 2022

Discussions around crime in Dinkytown and the surrounding areas have been swirling more recently than ever. In July, it was reported that crime is up 45% since the pandemic. People have noticed, and their...

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The NBA Playoffs Are Underway and the Timberwolves Are Back

Josh Klopp, Editor May 4, 2022

Last week’s play-in tournament cemented the members of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. One of those late-joining members was the Minnesota Timberwolves, making the playoffs for the second time since 2004. In...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Saturday, April 28, 2007. (Photo by Richard Schultz/)

An Unpredictable 2022 NFL Draft Is Now In The Books

Josh Klopp, Editor May 4, 2022

The 2022 NFL Draft began on April 28. This highly anticipated Thursday night kicked off the three day process where hundreds of college football players are selected to begin the next stage of their football...

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Minneapolis Students Return to School Amid Discussion of Extended School Year

Josh Klopp, Editor April 6, 2022

Over 29,000 students returned to class on Tuesday, March 29 after a strike that closed Minneapolis schools for three weeks. Education support professionals (ESPs) of Minneapolis went on strike in an attempt...

Senate Passes Sunshine Protection Act to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Senate Passes Sunshine Protection Act to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Josh Klopp, Editor March 27, 2022

Falling back one hour in the Fall may be a tradition of the past. On Tuesday, March 15, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent. The Sunshine Protection Act...

American Truckers lead Peoples Convoy Across the Country in Protest of COVID Mandates

American Truckers lead “People’s Convoy” Across the Country in Protest of COVID Mandates

Josh Klopp March 3, 2022

In a movement inspired by the “Freedom Convoy” in Canada, caravans of truckers have organized journeys across the United States in protest against COVID-19 mandates. One group that has garnered notable...

Kevin OConnell to be Vikings Next Head Coach After Rampant Rumors Said Otherwise

Kevin O’Connell to be Vikings’ Next Head Coach After Rampant Rumors Said Otherwise

Josh Klopp, Contributor February 18, 2022

On February 2, it was revealed that Kevin O’Connell will take over as the Minnesota Vikings’ head coach for the 2022 season. This came as a surprise with many rumors regarding a very famous and former...

A Recap of the Star-studded NBA Trade Deadline

A Recap of the Star-studded NBA Trade Deadline

Josh Klopp, Contributor February 16, 2022

The biggest stories coming out of the NBA often relate to star players feeling unsatisfied in their current situation. These rumors don’t always lead to players’ wishes being granted. Luckily, this...

The Knockout Stage of the UEFA Champions League is Underway

The Knockout Stage of the UEFA Champions League is Underway

Josh Klopp February 16, 2022

The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League began with a splash as Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe upset Real Madrid with a last-second stunner. His brilliant finish in the 94th minute of the...

Ortizs Hall of Fame Induction Overshadowed by Shocking Exclusions

Ortiz’s Hall of Fame Induction Overshadowed by Shocking Exclusions

Josh Klopp, Contributor February 16, 2022

After hundreds of ballots were collected and vote totals calculated, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) announced that the class of 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame consists of one...

Allianz Field to Host World Cup Qualifier in February 2022

Allianz Field to Host World Cup Qualifier in February 2022

Josh Klopp, Contributor December 30, 2021

On the morning of November 24, Minnesota United and U.S. Soccer announced that Allianz Field in St. Paul will host a United States Men's National Team (USMNT) World Cup Qualifier against Honduras on Wednesday,...

Juice WRLDs Posthumous Legacy Expands with the Release of Fighting Demons

Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Legacy Expands with the Release of “Fighting Demons”

Josh Klopp, Contributor December 15, 2021

December 8, 2021, marked two years since the tragic passing of the beloved rapper Juice WRLD. He died of an accidental overdose just six days after his 21st birthday. December 9 was announced as the first...

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