Minnesota Public Radio. December 29, 2010.
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"The recommendation sparked vocal community opposition. Marcus Owens was among those who rallied hundreds to speak out at a series of meetings this fall. He often wore his North High varsity jacket to those meetings. The crowds regularly spilled out into overflow spaces.
The outcry included pleas that the community be enlisted to help save North. The school board ultimately modified the plan, which now calls for a new North -- to be designed by the community and open in 2012.
Current students can keep attending North. And in the time between the current and new North, a new class of ninth graders will only be allowed next year if 125 students enroll. It's a tall order. North has only had 125 or more freshmen in three of the past 30 months."