April 2014

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Northern Lights show choir to perform original student-written musical


The Northern Lights is an award-winning show choir from North High which has established a regional reputation for dance, voice and acting. Its spring show is written and produced by students and is a great showcase for their talents onstage and behind the scenes. (submitted photos)

In a recent dress rehearsal, the Northern Lights give their all to a ‘50s number. Onthe floor in front is Brandon Cayetano; behind him, sitting on the stage are Chelsea Ricker, Tony Boyer and Dani Saunders and behind them are Nahi Kablaoui, Annette Klomp, Lexi Scanlon, Matt Weldon, Nikki Waskosky, Mya Hunt and Josie Pieczykolan.

Every May, North High’s Northern Lights Show Choir commemorates the end of its action-packed competition circuit with its annual springtime Extravaganza Show — an original musical theater performance that within a one-month span was written, directed costumed, cast, advertised, choreographed, acted and sung by the choristers themselves.

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Your roof can add color to your home’s exterior


Choosing a roof color that ties in with the overall home exterior can enhance curb appeal. (Submitted photo)

The color of your home’s exterior can really make or break its curb appeal. And experts say that many homeowners are gazing upward to their roofs to make a statement.
“Whether you go with a timeless look or you shake things up with something more modern, the color of your roof can really be an area for true self-expression,” says national color expert Kate Smith of Color Marketing Group and owner of Sensational Color.

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Letter: 'changes will improve our town'

In her letter denouncing the Lake Elmo Council (specifically sparing Anne Smith), Julie Fliflet regurgitates the tired charge of Lake Elmo’s “Fright Brigade” when she characterizes the council as..., you guessed it, favoring developers over residents.
Of course, no policies are evidenced, simply flaccid mischaracterizations.

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Five quick fixes for big improvements around your home

When it comes to home improvement, you don’t need to do a complete overhaul to make a big impact. A “less is more” approach may serve you better, experts say.
“Sometimes quick fixes are the ones you need most,” says Lou Manfredini, host of “HouseSmarts TV” and home improvement contributor on NBC’s “The Today Show.”

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Mustangs baseball sees rollercoaster start

The defending state champion Mustangs have had an up-and-down start to the season.
Mounds View began this week with a record of 3-5 and was looking to build on the 1-0 victory over Park-Cottage Grove it picked up on Friday.

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Local teams triumph at elite meet

The Mounds View High School track and field teams had a busy night at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday. The boys and girls squads combined for 20 entries in the meet and one of those entries brought home a gold medal.
The Knights’ boys team had two entries at Hamline on Friday. The 4x100-meter relay team of senior Magnus Etuko and juniors Alex Kelner, Sam Vossler and Victor James teamed up and finished fourth with a time of 43.86 seconds, 0.67 seconds behind the winning time run by a team from Wayzata.
 

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Huskies baseball off to strong start

Confidence can be beneficial for a team, but overconfidence can lead to problems. The St. Anthony Village High School baseball team has been able to use the former to its advantage and avoid the latter during its season-opening surge.
The Huskies improved to 6-0 with three victories last week. Two of them came against perennial Tri-Metro Conference contenders.
“We’ve played a good schedule against a lot of good teams,” said St. Anthony head coach Troy Urdahl. “Keep playing the right brand of baseball and hopefully we’ll keep winning games.”

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Boys golf: North looking for improvement from young players

The North High boys golf team has returned to links this season with many inexperienced players on its roster.
“I hope the youngsters we have work hard on their game to improve,” North head coach Jim Pearson said. “Playing against other schools will show them they have to work on their game to have success. The attitudes of our team members are great.”
Pearson continued, “We are very young. We have only two seniors on our team, and just one of them has varsity experience.”

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Softball: North puts the ‘chill’ on Hill-Murray

Polars remain undefeated this spring
On a cold, wet, wind-whipped Wednesday, the Hill-Murray Pioneers traveled to North High for a softball game.
April 23 was a day better suited for the ducks and geese that occasionally flew across the sodden skies above the McKnight Field complex, than it was for a softball game between two undefeated powerhouses.

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