Wilder Foundation VP Picked As Gallaudet University's New PresidentGallaudet University has chosen a new president. Gallaudet University's Board of Trustees announced Friday that it has chosen Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano as the 11th president of the school, which serves deaf and hard of hearing students. Cordano, who is deaf, is currently the vice president of programs for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
George W. Bush, Katy Perry To Headline Starkey FundraiserFormer President George W. Bush and pop star Katy Perry will headline this year's Starkey Hearing Foundation awards gala in St. Paul. Bush will be honored for working with the foundation to give customized hearing devices to 222 people in Tanzania.
Vegas Man Held In Slaying Of Deaf Poker Player From Minn.Authorities in Las Vegas are linking the slaying of a Deaf Minnesota poker player to a botched attempt to buy 10 pounds of marijuana from two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex several blocks east of the Strip. An arrest report made public Monday says 39-year-old John Cyril Collins of Lake Crystal, Minnesota, died May 11, shortly after he was shot in the chest in a Cadillac sedan that he and his girlfriend drove to Nevada to buy pot.
A Fair For All: Accessibility On The FairgroundsAfter travelling a single block at the Minnesota State Fair, it's clear "The Great Minnesota Get-Together" is a gathering meant for all. Brienna Schuette, the Minnesota State Fair's marketing and communication director, says they make changes every year to insure increased accessibility.
State Board Reprimands Wabasha Co. Judge WaltersThe Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards has publicly reprimanded Wabasha County Judge Terrence M. Walters for rules violations. The board says in one case, Walters was discourteous to a deaf psychologist who was being retained to see if a deaf defendant was competent. The psychologist withdrew.
St. Paul Approves Settlement In Deaf Driver's ArrestThe St. Paul City Council has just approved a settlement in the case of a St. Paul man arrested after a routine traffic stop.
Melrose Basketball Team Transcends Language BarriersOne of the top-ranked boys basketball teams in the state is learning a new language in order to help out a teammate.
Deaf Rapper To Perform At The U Of MHis real name is Marko Vuoriheimo, and he hails from Finland. But he’s best known as SignMark the deaf rapper.
Deaf Basketball Team Making A StatementCommunication is crucial in all sports, especially basketball. So imagine not being able to talk to your coach or teammates during the game.
Ramsey County Jail Settles With Deaf ManThe way a deaf man was treated after he was arrested and held in the Ramsey County Jail has led to a settlement that calls for significant changes.
A Miraculous MomentThis deaf woman, Melanie, is hearing herself and husband for the first time after receiving a cochlear implant! Inspiring.
Deaf Concertgoers Enjoy Music Through Hearts, HandsThousands packed the Grandstand on the final night of the Minnesota State Fair to see Maroon 5 perform live. Sitting in the audience was a group having an entirely different listening experience.