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Pet of the Week: Squooshy

May 16, 2018 4:55pm | Sammi Lee

Squooshy is a beautiful three year old shepherd mix that has some introverted tendencies. Since she is very slow to warm up to people and tends be very cautious around new people and things she will need someone that can help work with her on […]

Contract comotion

May 16, 2018 4:54pm | Garrett Gregersen

The teachers at Burnsville High School have been out of a contract for almost an entire year now. The motto is to put the students first, but how can the teachers put the students first if they are put last. This has made it difficult […]

Burnsville High School prom to take place this weekend.

May 2, 2018 2:35pm | Lizzy Cummings

Burnsville High School’s prom is Saturday, May 5, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska! Tickets will be sold during all school lunches this week. Tickets are $35 a piece, cash is accepted, but checks are not. Prom is for juniors and seniors, unless someone […]

Working Out & How it Helps

March 21, 2018 4:28pm | Sofia Versalles-Duffert

  When it comes to working out, most people sigh and glance over at it. I have very weak knees-meaning they can dislocate at any time. I also have a screwed up back from my childhood, so working out is usually very difficult for me. […]

Pet of the Week: Akoya

March 15, 2018 4:11pm | Sammi Lee

Akoya, or Koya as her foster family calls her, is an approximately three year old Labrador Retriever that came to Secondhand Hounds pregnant and injured. Since then all of her puppies have been adopted but she is still looking for her own loving family. Akoya […]

#TheTourney Day 4: The salad bar was dirty, the water was flowing down the sink and Minnetonka beat Duluth East. Oh, and I went to the Let’s Play Hockey expo.

March 12, 2018 1:26am | Justin Amaker

So, get this. There’s an expo just dedicated to hockey, here in Minnesota. That’s how you know you’re in the State of Hockey, and I went with my friend Lucas Lesser on Saturday before game day to see it unfold. Jake wasn’t there…because, of course, […]

Pet of the Week: Simba

March 9, 2018 5:19pm | Sammi Lee

Simba is a young, domestic, long hair cat that was born on June 27, 2016 and came to Secondhand Hounds as an owner surrender. He is very photogenic and likes to pose for pictures when he can. Simba loves to follow around his foster family […]

#TheTourney18 Day 2: Three blowouts in a row followed by a really close last game. Oh, and one of ours getting ejected.

March 9, 2018 3:09pm | Justin Amaker

So, Jake and I loved going to the tourney so much on Wednesday, that we decided to come back to the 2A quarterfinals on Thursday. From the rather inappropriate chants, to many ejections that night, it was a pretty good and eventful night all-in-all. Many […]

#TheTourney18: Jake and Justin went to the first half of the tourney today. They liked it so much, they’re coming back tomorrow for the whole day!

March 8, 2018 1:16am | Justin Amaker, Jake Beeson

Ah, the state hockey tournament. How many absences are there gonna be at Burnsville the next two days? Probably a lot. Why? Because if Burnsville makes it into the tourney, we’re gonna go watch. And if they don’t, we’re still gonna go watch. People from […]

Avocados: Way underrated.

March 6, 2018 1:01am | Lizzy Cummings

Avocados — a popular trending fruit, but still highly underrated. You might be inclined to call it a vegetable, thanks to its green hue and savory taste, but an avocado is technically a fruit, even more specifically, a single seeded delicious gift from God. An […]