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Gophers tackle represents local talent on the team

Gophers tackle represents local talent on the team

Oct. 31 | Ra’Shede HagemanPhoto by Charles Hallman It’s a rarity in Gopher football to see a player listed on its current roster from the Minneapolis City Conference. It’s even rarer that a city player is a starter as well. Ra’Shede Hageman is that...

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Oct. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Around 100 local boys and girls worked with WNBA stars October 15 on staying active and living healthy. The five Minnesota Lynx starters — Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore, Lindsay...

Out-coached Lynx settle for runners-up

Out-coached Lynx settle for runners-up

Oct. 24 |   To win one championship is magical, but it takes more to repeat. I watched Houston win four consecutive WNBA Finals, still a league record, and interviewed each of their Big Three: Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson, as well as...

Minutemen ‘hang in there’ to stay undefeated

Minutemen ‘hang in there’ to stay undefeated

Oct. 24 |   After senior running back ELIJAH CAMPBELLfumbled for the second time in the first four minutes of the Twin City football championship game against Minneapolis Washburn, St. Paul Central Elijah Campbell football coach SCOTT HOWELLspoke softly...

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

Oct. 17 |   It was “a terrific summer for women’s sports,” proclaimed WNBA President Laurel Richie in her second “State of the League” address on Sunday prior to the first game of the 2012 Finals. From Title IX’s 40-year celebration to the...

Fitzgerald second-fastest ever to 10,000 yards

Fitzgerald second-fastest ever to 10,000 yards

Oct. 17 |     PHOENIX — Two teams off to good solid starts and looking to bounce back after tough losses, the 4-2 Vikings and the 4-2 Cardinals, meet Sunday at Mall of America Field. The losses: Washington 38-Vikings 26 and Buffalo 19-Arizona 16...

Central, Washburn keep winning championships

Central, Washburn keep winning championships

Oct. 17 |     St. Paul Central captured its fifth-straight City Conference football title, and Minneapolis Washburn won its 11th consecutive crown last Friday. But that is only part of the story. Both teams are coached by former players who went on...

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Oct. 17 |   Twins’ diversity lags far behind league progress Second in an occasional series The 2012 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) released earlier this year gave the league an A for its racial hiring practices. “MLB...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Oct. 10 | Force of contract law needed to ensure Black contractors/workers for stadium     Action: $34 million contract awarded September 28, 2012, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (FSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings, their largest stadium...

Minnesota suits Puerto Rican native   just fine, weather and all

Minnesota suits Puerto Rican native just fine, weather and all

Oct. 10 |   It’s been almost a year since Daly Santana’s first-ever experience of Minnesota. “It was real cold,” she quickly recalled of her visit here last December. The cold weather didn’t discourage the Puerto Rico native from signing with...