The Spartan Speaks

Staying safe on Minnesota lakes

January 10, 2011

Alysha Sewell News Editor Every winter Minnesotans have numerous accidents involving the lakes.  People are so eager to get out on the ice and go fishing or snowmobiling, that they forget about basic safety. According to ...

Sweden shocked by terrorist attack

January 10, 2011

Hannah Timpe News Editor On Dec. 12  Sweden experienced its first terror attack in over 30 years.  “A 28 year-old father of two set off pipe bombs and shiver bombs in Stockholm’s shopping district along Queens Street,” s...


January 10, 2011

Wikileaks Kyle Ignatius Staff Reporter In 2006, a new website called WikiLeaks was founded by a group of journalists, mathematicians, and Chinese dissidents. WikiLeaks is a non-profit organization that publishes private,...

Deadly fungus is killing bats

January 9, 2011

Bri Shekels Student Life Editor A fungus discovered in bat species across the country is beginning to wipe them out. The fungus is causing the bats to wake up early from hibernation and venture out into the cold where they e...

Top 10 discoveries of 2010

January 9, 2011

Bri Shekels Student Life Editor 10. An earthquake alters the  axis, changing time NASA announced that a Chilean earthquake in March was powerful enough to shorten the length of the day by 1.26 millionths of a second. The...

World News – December

December 14, 2010

Maria Wikstrom Copy Editor North America The U.S. government released a jobs report that disappointed the hopeful nation.  The economy added only 39,000 jobs in November when the original hope was to add over 70,000 job...

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