Jack Zahr came to St. Thomas Academy out of college 36 years ago and ascended to the job of athletic director. Eleven days ago, a massive stroke left the 58-year-old in hospice care. The school’s leader died on Tuesday night, leaving an institution in shock, and a legacy not soon forgotten.
The Minneapolis Washburn girls’ basketball team played in the state tournament for the first time in almost 30 years.
Retiring lawmaker Morrie Lanning insists that his controversial and successful campaign to help finance a $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium did not drive him from a 39-year-career in public service. But he says his reputation as a diplomatic leader was never more tested.
When Jim Thome came to the plate, needing one home run for 600, the opposing pitcher wasn’t even aware how close he was to the milestone.