Everyone associated with Augsburg College is mourning the loss of sports legend Edor Nelson, who died Wednesday at the age of 100. Nelson reached his centennial birthday on Aug. 18, and Augsburg had a party for him on the Minneapolis campus.
Augsburg College helped give a newly 100-year-old man quite the memorable birthday celebration. Edor Nelson was born in Dawson, Minnesota in 1914. He graduated from Augsburg in 1938, where he played baseball, football and basketball.
Major League Baseball celebrates stars of the past and future during the All-Star Game. But the big leagues are moving beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks, putting the spotlight on five up-and-coming Minnesota chefs.
May is graduation month at colleges around the state. There’s a story behind every one of those smiling students and their families, but few are quite like Janice Gladden’s. Her husband, former Minnesota Twin Dan Gladden, watched his college sweetheart graduate 35 years after they first started at a junior college in California. Back then, she quit school to support him in the minors.
One of the most respected people in the world is spending time in Minnesota. The Dalai Lama was in Minneapolis Saturday for a Nobel Peace Prize Forum hosted by Augsburg College.
The Cedar Cultural Center will hold a benefit concert to raise money for victims of a fatal apartment building fire near downtown Minneapolis. The concert takes place Jan. 24 at The Cedar, located on the Minneapolis West Bank. The Cedar is just down the street from where the New Year’s Day fire and explosion killed three people. The fire also destroyed a grocery store on the ground level and displaced tenants in 10 apartments.
Catch a budding thespian on the rise at a Minnesota college theater production.
Almost all of us remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center 12 years ago. “I remember thinking, is this really happening, it’s like an out of body experience,” said Kristin Witte of Minneapolis.
If you’re looking to get a degree in Minnesota, Hamline University and Carleton College should be at the top of your list, according to the latest college rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks America’s best colleges annually.
As Kuoth Wiel wore her Augsburg College robe, she looked antsy like many grads. Her graduation day emotions may seem typical, but what’s going on in her life right now is not – nor is her past. “Because of the war, we went to Ethiopia,” Wiel said. She was born in the Sudan, and her parents made it out with her from a civil war.
The University of Alaska Anchorage is suspending its search for a head hockey coach in hopes of getting a more “robust” pool of candidates.
The University of Alaska Anchorage has named four finalists for its vacant head men’s hockey coach position.
Next Sunday, Bon Jovi will be rocking the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
At your family reunion, Dan Kornbaum’s basketball resume would be marquee material. But in his own family tree, Augsburg’s rising star is third on the clan totem pole.
In the next couple of days, many of us will be crowded into stores to finish buying gifts for our loved ones.