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St. Thomas Academy Hall Named After Late Alumni Vincent J. Flynn

A hall at St. Thomas Academy now boasts the name of world famous author who’s an alumni of the Mendota Heights high school. Vincent J. Flynn Hall was dedicated on Friday, as he helped chair a campaign to build the new facility before dying of cancer earlier this year at the age of 47.

10/04/2013

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MN Zoo Honored For Preserving Endangered African Black Rhino

The Minnesota Zoo landed some international honors this week. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented the zoo an award for Significant Achievement in International Conversation for the science-based management of rhino conversation and tourism on Namibia’s communal lands program.

09/13/2013

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Thousands Raise Funds, Walk For Autism At MOA

Thousands came together at the Mall of America Saturday to raise money for an organization that helps families dealing with autism.

04/20/2013

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From Across An Ocean, Poet Pines For Minn. Honor

The island dweller who penned a poem decades ago that could find its way into Minnesota law hasn’t been shy about promoting “Minnesota Blue.”

02/17/2013

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Soldier & Wife Headed To President’s Inaugural Ball

Staff Sgt. Dan Westby and his wife have been invited to the President’s Inaugural Ball, but tight finances have the once-in-a-lifetime trip in limbo.

01/18/2013

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Vikings’ K Walsh Earns 3rd Special Teams Honor

The third time’s a charm for the Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who has been named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

01/02/2013

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Lowry Bridge To Light Up In Honor Of US Vets

The weekend, the Lowry Avenue Bridge arches will be lit up with red, white and blue in honor of Veteran’s Day, honoring all who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

11/09/2012

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Woman Honored For Donating 100 Gallons Of Blood

A St. Paul woman reached a major milestone for helping others: 100 gallons of donated blood.

01/17/2012

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St. Paul Boy, 10, Honored For Role In Saving Mother’s Life

At 10 years old, Jayvion Jones has never won an award — until now. St. Paul Police recognized the 5th grader’s heroic actions with a special ceremony Wednesday.

01/11/2012

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Honoring 9/11: I-35W Bridge To Be Lit Red, White And Blue

The Interstate 35-W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will be lit red, white and blue on Sept. 11 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday.

09/09/2011

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Minneapolis School Principal Honored

A principal in the Minneapolis public schools has been honored as Minnesota’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal by the U.S. Department of Education.

05/12/2011