Macalester Professor Wins Booker Prize For FictionMarlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said "A Brief History of Seven Killings" was "the most exciting book on the list" and a novel full of the "sheer pleasure" of language. He said it had been the unanimous choice of the five judges.
Macalester Cross Country Athlete Also A World-Champion Log RollerWhen Gretchen Greene runs a race, it's only part of the picture of her athletic accomplishments. Cross country isn't her only sport.
'A Prairie Home Companion' Celebrates 41st Anniversary At MacalesterGarrison Keillor is celebrating the 41st anniversary his popular public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," Saturday.
'Prairie Home Companion' Returns To Macalester For 41st Anniversary ShowGarrison Keillor will celebrate the 41st anniversary of "A Prairie Home Companion" Saturday with a live broadcast from St. Paul's Macalester College.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets For Fourth Of JulyWe're working for the weekend, and not just any weekend but the Fourth of July weekend! That means there are a ton of events around town to celebrate the holiday.
Skateboarder Struck And Killed In St. PaulA man on a skateboard has been struck and killed at a busy intersection in St. Paul. Police say the skateboarder was struck about 9 p.m. Tuesday at an intersection about halfway between the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College.
Home Grown: The Somali-American Struggle – How Somalians First Came To Minnesota"Home Grown, the Somali-American Struggle," looks into the lives of the Somali population in Minnesota. In the first part of this series, WCCO's Al Schoch tells us who these people are and what they left behind in their homeland.
Macalester Raises Money For Nepal Earthquake VictimsHundreds of people are still stranded in the mountains of Nepal. Dramatic video shows people desperate to leave following Tuesday's massive earthquake. People in St. Paul are trying to help the victims of that earthquake.
Keillor To Celebrate 41st 'Prairie Home' AnniversaryOnce was not enough for Garrison Keillor. He's going back to Macalester College this summer for another anniversary celebration of "A Prairie Home Companion." Keillor will bring his radio show to the St. Paul college for a special 41st anniversary live broadcast on the Fourth of July.
More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop ChargesAfter more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.
Macalester Football Team Drafts 4-Year-Old With DisabilityMacalester College's football program has had a breakthrough season and a very special fall. The Scots are winning games, but the season has turned into a different kind of education – one on life. They drafted 4-year-old Caleb Maaske to join the Scots. It's part of a program called Team Impact, where kids that have a disability align with a team.
St. Paul Native Arrested After Protesting Keystone PipelineA 22-year-old St. Paul native was arrested Tuesday after protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate Chamber.