Gustavus Adolphus College
Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.
One of the most important events in the history of St. Peter was a tornado that took two lives and damaged two thirds of the buildings here.
The tennis world lost a legend Wednesday as long-time Gustavus Adolphus College tennis coach Steve Wilkinson died at the age of 73. Wilkinson had been battling cancer for nearly seven years.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in St. Peter, Minn., about a mile away from Gustavus Adolphus College. The fatal crash happened at noon at County Road 20 and Highway 22, on the Highway 169 detour.
Gustavus Adolphus College has named its next president, and for the first time in the school’s 152-year history, that president is a woman. Rebecca Bergman will be Gustavus’ 17th president when she takes over on July 1.
I laughed at the use of “possibly” and “try.” “My goal is to possibly try to get hired at a studio or a video production house,” Carolyn Draayer said. It was a preposterous statement, as the Gustavus junior’s knack for video production should inevitably have studios hustling to try and get her on board.
A stinky plant known as a corpse flower is getting ready to bloom at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. The plant — nicknamed “Perry” — is showing signs that it will soon bloom for the third time in the last six years.
For many people, it’s one of life’s turning points: Graduating from college. But a young man from Maple Grove is wrapping up a “college experience” that few have ever known.
A Democratic state representative reelected last month to his St. Peter-area seat is resigning for a new job.
Men across the Gustavus Adolphus College campus sported mustaches throughout the month of November, hoping to raise men’s health awareness over the past 30 days, and if you ask assistant athletic director Jared Phillips, he’ll say the fuzzy inaugural Movember event shows potential for even more … growth.
No, it’s not a mustache-only gang (although that’d be a sweet clique to be in). And it’s not Burt Reynolds look-alike month. Well, at least not intentionally.
A Gustavus senior won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in London on Monday.
Gov. Mark Dayton has picked a poet who teaches creative writing as Minnesota’s chief promoter of poetry.
The University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus College are bringing home their students studying in Japan, in part because of fears of radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors.
Officials at Gustavus Adolphus College are investigating two assaults, which are unprecedented in college’s history, that were reported over the weekend.