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Minnetonka School Highlights Mental Health Awareness Amid Recent Tragedies  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Twin Cities high school is sending a public message that mental health matters. A rock with those very words has been painted to ...

At Minnetonka High School, students make the grade by lettering in kindness  Star Tribune

Minnetonka High School is among several Twin Cities schools that honor community *service* with a varsity letter.

Minnetonka High School students help tell nonprofit early learning center's story  ECM Publishers

Students in VANTAGE program produced video for Bloom Early Learning.

‘This Is Not Tolerated’: Jewish Community Leaders Speak Out Against Minnetonka Students In Nazi Salute Photo  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some students at a Twin Cities high school say they don't feel safe going to class Friday after an anti-Semitic social media post.

PHOTOS: Minnetonka High's class of 2019 celebrates commencement  ECM Publishers

More than 780 Minnetonka High students celebrate the end of their high school careers at a June 6 commencement ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium in ...

Minnetonka High principal addresses Nazi-themed dance proposal photo  ECM Publishers

The principal of Minnetonka High School sent students and parents an email Thursday addressing a social media post that drew attention for its photo of two ...

Minnetonka Public Schools announces Excellence Award winners | Lake Minnetonka Education  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Minnetonka Public Schools has announced the winners of the Excellence Award.

Minnetonka students' Nazi-salute post seen nationwide | Lake Minnetonka News  SW News Media

A Jewish organization and Minnetonka school officials condemned a recent social media post with two students doing Nazi salutes and making related jokes.

Minnetonka High School is no stranger to the youth vaping epidemic  SW News Media

In Plymouth, a 21-year-old who gave her name as Ashlee Joy said she vapes to help wean off of smoking. She used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day,

After Year Of Immense Tragedy, Unbeaten Minnetonka Boys Lacrosse Team Soldiers On  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnetonka boys lacrosse team is unbeaten and ranked number one in the state. “They got just a little bit of everything. They got ...

Student apologizes for anti-Semitic proposal to a dance  MPR News

The school's principal called the sign 'deeply offensive' but won't talk about any punishment for the students because of privacy concerns. It might not be a bad ...

Minnetonka High students pitch business ideas in final round of 'Shark Tank' style event  ECM Publishers

After hearing business plans for a wide array of ideas – from a lake weed removal *service* to an application that connects musicians with students looking to ...

Twins surprise Minnetonka High School baseball team with free haircuts for a year  Bring Me The News

It's been one heckuva year for the Minnetonka High School baseball team, and on Wednesday it got even better thanks to a surprise from the Minnesota Twins.

Minnetonka High School has 26 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — The class of 2019 has a record-breaking number of high school seniors named semifinalists in the 64th National Merit Scholarship Program.

Minnetonka High senior overcomes adversity to graduate on time  ECM Publishers

Gigerich reached out to others in dealing with anxiety, depression and grief.

Minnetonka High School student dead after officer-involved shooting in Chanhassen  ECM Publishers

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a July 13 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Minnetonka High School student ...

Construction completed on The Loft at Minnetonka High  ECM Publishers

Construction was recently completed construction on The Loft learning space, just in time for back to school Sept. 4 at Minnetonka High School.

Minnetonka High student ready to raise the curtain on her original play  ECM Publishers

Katie Sandler's 'What We Know' will run for two performances May 16-17.

Minnetonka students apologize for Nazi post | Lake Minnetonka News |  SW News Media

In his Jan. 23 morning announcement, Minnetonka High School Principal Jeff Erickson said the students of a social media post doing Nazi salutes and making ...

Seafood and locality converge at Vann, a Spring Park restaurant opening in July  SW News Media

SPRING PARK — Norwegian seafood restaurant Vann is opening late July in Spring Park. The restaurant is Executive Chef Erik Skaar's first, and pays a distinct ...

Putting Lake Minnetonka on the sailor's map | Chanhassen Sports  SW News Media

Sixty-four teams in the region, none were better than the Minnetonka High School Sailing team. And that's something all involved, including Lake Minnetonka ...

Students at Minnetonka High School Unite Conservatives with New Club

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Students at Minnetonka High School have started a new club for conservatives. Conservative students, not just at Minnetonka, have long ...

NHL DRAFT: Round 2 Running Blog

Follow along for all the action from Day 2 of the NHL Draft.

Sailing to new heights: Minnetonka sailing school puts Minnesota on the sailing map  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — The boat rocked back and forth. Eight-foot waves crashed onto the port and starboard side of the Big Boat.

Minnetonka school leaders promise more Holocaust education after anti-Semitic post

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnetonka school leaders continue to reassure the greater school community after an anti-Semitic post surfaced on social media Thursday ...

Minnetonka HS wins state One Act competition | Lake Minnetonka Education  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Minnetonka High School's production of “Pygmalion” won at the state's One Act competition on Friday, Feb. 8.

Looking back on a great year for Hopkins-Minnetonka area sports  ECM Publishers

It is hard to pick just one event as the biggest of the year in Sun Sailor area sports, but many would say that it was Minnetonka High's first-ever state.

Holocaust survivor who spent seven months at Auschwitz gives talk at Minnetonka High  ECM Publishers

Michael Bornstein stood before a captivated audience at Minnetonka High School and rolled up his sleeve to reveal the tattoo that Nazi soldiers branded onto ...

Students Under Fire For Using Nazi Salute And Hitler-Themed Dance Proposal  Guacamoley

Two high school seniors posted a photo to Instagram depicting them using a Nazi-themed invitation to a popular school dance.

Former East Ridge coach Bryce Tesdahl accepts head coach position...  Woodbury Bulletin

Former East Ridge boys basketball head coach Bryce Tesdahl has accepted a head coaching position with Minnetonka High School for the 2019-20 season, ...

Girls Hockey: Minnetonka back to state for first time since 2015  SW News Media

Kate Hoelscher said Head Coach Eric Johnson is always talking about the importance of the first and last minutes of period.

Minnetonka High pays tribute to local veterans  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka High School students and staff members honored local veterans Nov. 8. Veterans whose *service* spans over 75 years from World War II to the Iraq ...

Minnetonka High School Remembers Chanhassen Teen  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The principal says 16-year-old Archer Amorosi, who was shot and killed by Carver County deputies on Friday, was “talented” and “will be deeply missed,” Mary ...

Grounds broken, students back at it: New features to Lake Minnetonka schools  SW News Media

What: The Loft. Where: At Minnetonka High School, near the west gym. Timeline: Construction began at the end of last March and was done and dusted by the ...

Minnesota students face backlash for Nazi-themed high school dance invite | TheHill  The Hill

A pair of Minnesota high school students on Thursday were condemned by their school after an image surfaced of them doing Nazi salutes over a Hitler-themed ...

Minnesota high school anglers take on the nation in Alabama event  Minneapolis Star Tribune

As many as 42 Minnesota high school students could be competing this week in a national championship tournament in Florence, Ala., that promises more than ...

Report: Minnetonka hockey player suffered frostbite on Hockey Day Minnesota  Bring Me The News

Minnesota's hockey community embraces playing outdoors in the winter, but the bitter cold on Hockey Day last Saturday resulted in a Minnetonka player ...

Minnetonka High student earns international science fair award  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka High School student Gabriela Queiroz Miranda was one of four students who earned an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Award.

Hopkins basketball teams sweep at Minnetonka | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Great play from the Hopkins boys and girls basketball teams negated Minnetonka's home-court advantage in a Lake Conference doubleheader Jan.

Minnetonka Schools places on AP District Honor Roll  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Minnetonka Public Schools is among the 373 districts in the United States and Canada being honored with a placement on the 9th Annual AP ...

Minnetonka Theatre will present romantic pop musical 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'  ECM Publishers

Seven-show run begins Saturday, April 27. Audiences are invited to experience the swashbuckling action and romance of Minnetonka Theatre's spring musical, ...

'The Scarlet Pimpernel' hits the Minnetonka Theatre stage  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Minnetonka Theatre, from Minnetonka High School, is gearing up for their spring production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel." The musical is set in ...

Walter Johnson hits big homer for Minnetonka baseball team  ECM Publishers

One memorable win was book ended by a pair of 3-2 losses for the Minnetonka High baseball team in the Section 2AAAA Tournament.

Minnetonka High School Class of 2018 senior spotlight | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

What is your favorite memory? My favorite memory from high school was being able to travel to India with my International Studies class. It was an incredible ...

Several hundred plan to walk out at Minnetonka High School  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — The West Metro Walkout planned to have several hundred students participating in the March 14 walkout at Minnetonka High School, said ...

'Spotlight kid' from Minnetonka comes full circle at theater program for Minnesota students  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ari Koehnen Sweeney, who was nurtured by the Spotlight program as a high schooler, is now the Hennepin Theatre Trust's director of education.

'The Matchmaker' coming to the Minnetonka Theatre stage  ECM Publishers

Play will run for six performances beginning Friday, Feb. 15. “The Matchmaker,” Thornton Wilder's uproarious romp about love and money, will soon hit the ...

Leftist Political Propaganda Comes To Minnetonka High School

Far left political propaganda under the guise of education continues to infiltrate Minnesota's public schools. I've written previously about how the hard left has ...

Minnetonka upsets Wayzata baseball team | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

For Minnetonka head baseball coach Paul Twenge, there has never been such a thing as a meaningless game.

Arrest Made In 2015 Murder Of Minnetonka High School Graduate

Arrest Made In Murder Of Minnetonka High Graduate - Minnetonka, MN - Allison Feldman​ moved from Minnesota to Arizona for school. Her boyfriend found her ...

Minnetonka Wins AA Girls Soccer Title 1-0 Over Wayzata  KSTP

Minnetonka was the No. 5 seed to begin the Class AA tournament on Oct. 23 at Prior Lake High School. The Skippers outlasted No. 4 Maple Grove for a 2-1 ...

Raheem Brown's two interceptions help Minnetonka hold off Rosemount  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnetonka's Raheem Brown might want to borrow teammate Garrett Smith's jersey again next week. Brown accidentally left his No. 25 white and blue top at ...

Andrew Frosch named assistant principal at Minnetonka High School  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Andrew Frosch will begin as assistant principal of Minnetonka High School on July 1 when Amy Steiner leaves to become principal of Orono ...

'Bright Star' will light up Minnetonka Theatre Nov. 3-18  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka Theatre's first production of the season, “Bright Star,” opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and will run until its last showing on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the ...

Minnetonka snowboard champion Meghan Graham dies at 24  Star Tribune

As a teenager, Meghan Graham of Minnetonka was a five-time national snowboard racing champion for her age group. By 2012, Graham was crowned the U.S. ...

UPDATED: Protesters stood in front of 2 Minnetonka schools this morning  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Protesters stood in front of Minnetonka High School on the morning of Monday, Oct. 2, holding signs with biblical passages. They later left and ...

Minnetonka hires Bryce Tesdahl to be next boys basketball coach  SW News Media

After two successful seasons at East Ridge High School, Bryce Tesdahl will be the new head coach of the boys basketball team at Minnetonka High School, the ...

Edina, Tonka meet in state girls hockey semis  ECM Publishers

Edina and Minnetonka both won first-round games in the State Class AA Girls Hockey Tournament, setting up an All-Lake Conference semifinal game at 8 p.m. ...

Basketball: Wild night ends with Lakers' win over Minnetonka boys  ECM Publishers

When Minnetonka High boys basketball coach Ryan Freeberg revamped the Skippers' style of play for the 2018-19 season, fans weren't sure what to expect.

Minnetonka tennis team bows out in section play  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka High's boys tennis team put up a good fight in the Section 2AA quarterfinals against Eden Prairie May 16, but the Skippers couldn't close the deal in ...

Outrage Over Anti-Semitic Dance Proposal  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Christiane Cordero reports on the social media post from Minnetonka High School students that's prompted outrage and concern (1:26). WCCO This Morning ...

Police: Minnetonka H.S. Student Arrested After Snapchat Threat  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 17-year-old Minnetonka High School student has been arrested after he allegedly made a threatening post on social media ...

Power Outage In Minnetonka Closes High School  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A widespread power outage in the west metro is sending some students home early. According to the Minnetonka Police Department ...

Meet the six candidates for Minnetonka City Council at-large seat  ECM Publishers

The Minnetonka City Council has selected six finalists to fill a vacant at-large seat left open by Patty Acomb's resignation. Acomb resigned after she was elected ...

Minnetonka student heads to international science fair for Bubble Butt Syndrome engineering project  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — “Bubble butt” is a hard phrase to take seriously, but one senior from Minnetonka High School is trying to fix a very serious problem attached to ...

Minnetonka High School graduates turn the tassel at U.S. Bank Stadium  ECM Publishers

Copyright © 2018 at Sun Newspapers. Digital dissemination of this *content* without prior written consent is a violation of federal law and may be subject to legal ...

Young singles foursome rises for Minnetonka tennis | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

With a young and talented group of singles players in starring roles, the Minnetonka High girls tennis team won the Elk River Invitational title Saturday, Aug. 25.

Irony in Minnetonka football draw, Skippers to face Anoka on Friday  ECM Publishers

There is irony in the air as Minnetonka prepares for the first round of the state Class 6A football playoffs this week.

Military info session at high schools | Chanhassen News  SW News Media

The information session “Truths & Myths – Military 101" is 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Minnetonka High School Forum; and 7-8 p.m. at Chanhassen High ...

Families in need receive gifts through Minnetonka Community Education program  ECM Publishers

The holiday spirit was alive and well in the 128 donors who took part in this year's holiday family giving event. Returning for its 26th year, the community *service* ...

‘Hard Work And Talent Should Be The Decider’: Students React To College Admissions Scam  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Actress Lori Loughlin was in court Wednesday afternoon in connection with an alleged scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes ...

Minnetonka tennis team has no state entries | Sun Sailor  ECM Publishers

For the first time in 15 years, Minnetonka High will not have a State Tournament tennis participant this spring.

Minnetonka Woman Dies Of Hypothermia, Alcohol Intoxication

Woman Dies Of Hypothermia, Alcohol Intoxication - Minnetonka, MN - The woman's death was ruled an accident by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Minnetonka graduate to star in 'Wicked' on Broadway  SW News Media

Minnetonka High School graduate Ryan McCartan will make his Broadway debut in “Wicked” starting Sept. 11 at the Gershwin Theatre, according to a press ...

Get to know Susan Carter, Minnetonka's newest council member  ECM Publishers

Susan Carter is the newest at-large member on the Minnetonka City Council.

The places you'll go: Lake Minnetonka graduates 2018  SW News Media

"Oh the places you'll go ..." Check out the gallery with images from Hopkins High School, Minnetonka High School, Mound Westonka High School and Wayzata ...

Minnetonka Skippers rally late for 5-3 win over Rogers  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Just four days after receiving nearly 10 inches of snow, Veterans Field at Minnetonka High School — thanks to its artificial surface — was one ...

Expanded no wake restriction lifted on Lake Minnetonka  SW News Media

WAYZATA — Lake Minnetonka boaters can resume going fast again.

Tonka Mental Health Navigators calling for changes across district, community, state  ECM Publishers

After recent tragedies, Minnetonka School District mothers are banning together to advocate for mental health awareness, acceptance, research, recourses and ...

Meet the new Orono High School Principal, Amy Steiner  SW News Media

LONG LAKE — In entering Orono High School, Principal Amy Steiner looked to understand its student culture.

Minnetonka School District names new leaders | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Gibbs named assistant principal at Minnetonka High School.

Minnetonka seniors will graduate Thursday, June 7 | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka High School Class of 2018 graduation will be 7 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, with an entrance at ...

Hockey: Wayzata ties Minnetonka boys on goal by Matthews  ECM Publishers

Both teams had something to prove when the boys hockey squads from Wayzata and Minnetonka High Schools faced off in the first Lake Conference Jamboree ...

Liquor store may be coming to Minnetonka Target  ECM Publishers

A separate-entrance liquor store may be coming to the Super Target at County Road 101 and Highway 7. Next to the liquor store would be a self- *service* snack ...

Catholic high school in Burnsville to open this fall  SW News Media

A new Catholic high school to open in Burnsville and founded by a former NFL star will be the first in the southwest metro region.

Minnetonka Public Schools offers help, resources for those mourning death of junior student  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka High School officials are stressing that resources and counseling services are available to any teen impacted by the Thursday death of a female ...

Minnetonka Target applies for a liquor license — again  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — A new liquor store may be coming to Minnetonka pending the City Council's decision on its liquor license.

Minnetonka girls hockey: Finally, it's back to state!  ECM Publishers

Although Minnetonka High has a great tradition in the State Class AA Girls Hockey Tournament with three straight titles (2012-14) none of the players on this ...

Minnetonka, Wayzata take it to The Bank | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

The State Class AA Girls Soccer Tournament finals will feature Lake Conference rivals Minnetonka (15-4-1) and Wayzata (17-3-0) at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov.

Minnetonka High Muslim students urge tolerance and understanding during Ramadan  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka High School students and staff members gathered May 1 at the school to learn about the Muslim observance of Ramadan, which starts Tuesday, ...

After living the dream, what do high school sports stars do for a senior year encore?  Star Tribune

They made plays you dream about, on the biggest stage, when it mattered most last year. Now what? The Star Tribune caught up with metro-area high school ...

Tonka boys basketball thrives with 7-2 record | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

In Ryan Freeberg's third season as head coach, the Minnetonka High boys basketball team rolled into the second week of January with an overall record of 7-2.

Charlie Glockner -Tonka's all-time best goalie | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

It's easy to make a case that Charlie Glockner is the best boys hockey goalie in Minnetonka history.

State Tennis: Runner-up team finish for Minnetonka  SW News Media

Minnetonka lost a pair of 4-3 decisions in the 2017 Class AA State Girls Tennis Tournament. In 2018, six of the 10 state participants returning, team decisions ...

Minnetonka Rotary honors Minnetonka High School and Hopkins High School students  SW News Media

Minnetonka Rotary held award ceremonies for Minnetonka High School students on May 16 and Hopkins High School students on May 30.70 presentations ...

Sister says Minnetonka student killed in St. Paul was set up  Star Tribune

Samantha Burnette, 16, was gunned down around 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Sims Avenue. Her sister, Brittany Rock, was injured and taken to Regions ...

Minnetonka Lacrosse Team Honors Teammate Shot, Killed By Police  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNETONKA, Minn. (WCCO) — The field at Minnetonka High School is a place where the community comes together in times of celebration, and also in times ...

Minnetonka School District Celebration of Excellence winners honored  ECM Publishers

Over 500 employees, students, friends, family and community members were at Minnetonka School District's Celebration of Excellence on May 10 to honor the ...

Minnetonka Theatre heads to the convent with 'Sister Act'  SW News Media

Just in time for the holidays, Minnetonka Theatre presents "Sister Act."

Suburban schools add contract counselors as vaping, marijuana use booms  Star Tribune

Chris Lawler works as a chemical dependency counselor twice a week at Edina High School. He provides the same services the rest of the week at Mound ...

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