Highland shows fighting spirit in state volleyball tourney

Highland Park High School volleyball coach Sonje Odegard knew it was going to be a challenge facing top-seeded Marshall in the first round of the state Class AAA volleyball tournament on November 10 at Xcel Energy Center.The Scots, who were…

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Students protest ongoing harassment at high school

Highland Park alums echo charges of staff’s sexually inappropriate conduct. Students past and present are speaking up about sexual harassment at Highland Park High School. During a student-organized walkout on November 15, several hundred students and supporters gathered in the…

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Local cross-country runners have a very good day

The Wright Call By Dave Wright October 19 was a sunny 74 degrees that many folks may remember as the last really pleasant day they’ll see until, say, April. Brad Moening, however, is likely to remember October 19 for a…

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Sports Shorts October 27, 2021

Zumba with Marie will be offered by the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation at 10 a.m. Fridays, November 5-May 27, at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. The drop-in class offers a total workout, including cardio,…

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For teen activists, school walkout was step toward racial justice

The big thing is presence,” according to Jerome Treadwell. “As long as you’re present in the now and doing everything you can to create a better future, that’s what’s important.” A Highland Park resident, Treadwell is a junior at Highland…

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Business Briefs November 11, 2020

Odd Couple founders Shane Montoya and Jason Koenig with the rest of their crew. The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors recently recognized the Odd Couple Team and the HIVE Team, both on Grand Avenue, as winners of SPAAR Hero…

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Deep, experienced Scots serve notice in volleyball

Highland Park High School volleyball coach Nikki Mechelke thought her team was more than capable of success going into the abbreviated Saint Paul City Conference season, and she has seen nothing since to change her mind.After sweeping previously undefeated Johnson…

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Board to review new school security plan

New personnel would replace St. Paul police in high schoolsBy Casey EkThe Saint Paul Public Schools’ Office of Security and Emergency Management is finalizing plans for replacing the school resource officers (SROs) in the district’s seven high schools and will…

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Looking ahead to fall sports season

The Wright callBy Dave Wright Minnesota State High School League executive director Erich Martens remembers well his days as an assistant high school football coach. Although players didn’t report for practice until mid-August, preparations for the season started much earlier…

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