Minnesota Varsity 2013 composer Spencer Hammersten of Circle Pines is eager to try again next year. “Caelum Priscus,” his composition for flute, clarinet and oboe, advanced to the Featured level in the Minnesota Public Radio competition for high school classical instrumentalists and composers—one step shy of the winning Showcase level. The four composers named Featured [...]
Heidi Christensen Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau As a parent of a pre-teen I often wish there was something I could do to guarantee that my child would always make good decisions and resist all high-risk behavior. In reality there are no guarantees when it comes to parenting. There are, however, proven assets that help [...]
North Lakes Academy sixth-grader Cade Sigfrinius helped bag food donations for the Family Pathways Forest Lake Food Shelf. Each week students brought in items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal—everything except the turkey—and put them in reusable bags donated by local businesses. The students donated 670 pounds of food plus $350.