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Robin Hickman: community treasure

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Oct. 17 |   By Maya Beecham and Mahmoud El Kati Contributing Writers   Robin Hickman On a late, sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early 30’s talked with a teenage girl she was recently introduced to. The girl’s eyes...

Heat and Thunder promise stormy NBA Finals

Heat and Thunder promise stormy NBA Finals

Jun. 13 |     OKLAHOMA CITY — Miami returns to the NBA Finals stage after finishing off the Boston Celtics in a dramatic game seven (101-88)  to capture their second straight Eastern Conference title. The Big Three — yes, Miami is again knocking...

Tiger ties Nicklaus with 73 career  PGA wins

Tiger ties Nicklaus with 73 career PGA wins

Jun. 6 |     What a remarkable achievement at age 36 — Tiger Woods, the first billionaire athlete, has caught his childhood dream, Jack Nicklaus, in career wins on the PGA tour at 73. Golf is an incredible game, and what you achieve in it is so...

Gopher AD departs with ‘no alibis, no regrets’

Gopher AD departs with ‘no alibis, no regrets’

May. 16 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Joel Maturi steps down next month to become a special assistant to the school president, he will leave a collegiate athletic environment that is markedly different than it was a decade ago...

More than ever, all-Black sports  radio’s time has come

More than ever, all-Black sports radio’s time has come

May. 16 |     A Spanish all-sports station may soon debut in New York City. Yet there’s still not an all-Black sports radio station anywhere in this country, neither on terrestrial regular radio nor on the nation’s only satellite radio service,...

It all started with  Dave Winfield

It all started with Dave Winfield

May. 16 |     Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Twin Cities’ two cities, are very close in population and size and just 15 minutes apart. One is known for being the place to be, where most everything goes on; the other is the Capital city where all...

My choice for 2012 MVP: Kevin Durant

My choice for 2012 MVP: Kevin Durant

Apr. 18 |     Not only did the NBA lockout shorten the 82-game regular season to just a 66-game sprint. It also has made picking the 2012 NBA Most Valuable Player a virtual toss-up. Usually the team with the top player on the league’s best regular-season...

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness  of Stand Your Ground laws

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness of Stand Your Ground laws

Mar. 28 |     On February 26, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old wannabe cop and self-appointed gun-carrying neighborhood watchman in a gated community just outside Orlando in Sanford, Florida....

Discontent erupts in early spring violence

Discontent erupts in early spring violence

Mar. 21 | MPD takes possession of Civilian Review Authority   On the international scene last year, the Arab Spring brought an offensive of hope for positive change in the Middle East, led by the young and unemployed. It also brought an offensive uprising...

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Mar. 7 |     Rybak administration and Civil Rights Department blindsided   One wonders how long it took the Rybak administration to realize the powerful Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis had turned to the Republican majority in the Minnesota...