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Former Johnson star, former  Henry coach in new ventures

Former Johnson star, former Henry coach in new ventures

May. 22 |     This week’s brief column highlights a former high school boys’ basketball star who had an outstanding first year in college and a former Minneapolis City Conference coach returning home — well, sort of.   MARCUS MARSHALL was...

Jimmy Lee gets ‘overdue’ induction into High School Hall of Fame

Jimmy Lee gets ‘overdue’ induction into High School Hall of Fame

May. 22 | Only known photo of Jim “Jimmy” Lee with his teams as shown on overhead projector at induction ceremonyPhoto by Charles Hallman      Jim “Jimmy” Lee posthumously “crossed the threshold” Sunday as the only Black member of...

Better Way To Life founder finds fulfillment helping the homeless

Better Way To Life founder finds fulfillment helping the homeless

May. 22 | News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer McKayla DuJour It is the job of politicians, more than actually solving the public’s problems, to make sweeping statements about how well they supposedly are solving the public’s problems. That’s...

Create your dream job

Create your dream job

May. 22 | Second of a three-part series   “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” — Arnold Toynbee   As noted in Toynbee’s quote, finding the juncture where work becomes as enjoyable as play is the ultimate goal...

Student says ‘best day in school’ was day he was suspended

Student says ‘best day in school’ was day he was suspended

May. 22 | Students were asked to write about their best day in school for the Minnesota Charter Public School Writing Contest. Vincent Smith wrote that his best day was when he got suspended, because that helped him to change for the better. He said, “It...

Minneapolis creates local base for environmental justice — EJAM reclaims cultural wisdom in respecting the earth

Minneapolis creates local base for environmental justice — EJAM reclaims cultural wisdom in respecting the earth

May. 21 |    Welcome, MSR readers, to a new section you will see appear regularly in these pages, something we call Green2Green. Most of you by now have heard of the green movement to clean up our planet, stop the waste of precious natural resources,...

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

May. 21 |         By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer LaDonna RedmanPhoto by Matthew Gilsonite for TIME It is easy to dismiss the environmental movement. It seems that so many of the messages that come from environmentalists are related...

Parents can lead by example in getting kids outside — Encourage children to appreciate nature, have fun outside

Parents can lead by example in getting kids outside — Encourage children to appreciate nature, have fun outside

May. 21 |       By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers  Getting kids away from computer and TV screens and outside into the fresh air is an increasing challenge for parents everywhere. Researchers have found that U.S. children...

MSHS donates raised-bed garden kits to schools and community groups

MSHS donates raised-bed garden kits to schools and community groups

May. 21 |       The Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is donating raised-bed garden kits to community groups and schools supporting low-income families and children. MSHS’ Garden-in-a-Box program...

Green Central grows an edible wall

Green Central grows an edible wall

May. 21 | The American Heart Association (AHA) installed its first mobile edible wall in the country at Green Central Community School. Mobile edible walls are freestanding A-frame gardens that can grow a large amount of fresh, organic produce. First-grade...