Johnson High School
Fans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties — including Hennepin — until 11 p.m.
At St. Paul’s Johnson High School, Scott Shaffer teaches lessons in physics. There are no textbooks or whiteboard lectures. Instead, students like junior Fabian Gutierrez will learn by taking flight.
A number of Minnesota high school and college students expressed their disappointment with the Ferguson, Missouri outcome by walking out of school. They joined students who staged walkouts in more than 50 cities across the country on Monday.
Since 1913, hockey players in St. Paul have been proudly putting on a jersey with the name “Johnson” stitched onto the front. Saturday, current and alumni players from Johnson High School laced up their skates to celebrate the program’s longevity. Johnson has gone to 22 state tournaments, winning four of them. One of the school’s most notable graduates is hockey legend Herb Brooks, who coached the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team.
The St. Paul school district is investigating whether a baseball coach lost his job because of race.