The Dalai Lama has observed Tibetan New Year celebrations outside India for the first time since going into exile more than 50 years ago. About 3,000 Tibetan-Americans from across the country packed an auditorium Sunday morning at Augsburg College in Minneapolis to celebrate the holiday with the Buddhist spiritual leader. He spoke at Macalester College in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon.
A local professor claims Mandela’s legacy will be larger than Gandhi’s. Click THE LINK to listen.
A couple that has been accused in a rash of recent musical instrument thefts from local colleges is now also charged with stealing things from real estate open houses. Police arrested Michael Joseph Lippert and Nicole Marie Korolchuk last week after word went out that the two were wanted for a string of musical instrument thefts.
Police made some quick arrests after several musical instruments were stolen from local college campuses. On Friday, St. Paul Police asked for the public’s help in locating a couple suspected in the burglaries. A few hours later, Sgt. Paul Paulos received a phone call from Richfield Police, who said they had the couple in custody.
The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state’s endangered species list. It’s the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.
Wanted: Prudent, investment-savvy individual to manage $65 billion in state assets. Decisions scrutinized by top Minnesota leaders. Results affect pension accounts for thousands of retired public workers. A nationwide hunt is on for a successor to Howard Bicker, who is leaving his post as State Board of Investment executive director this fall. Bicker has spent more than four decades in the overlooked but important wing of state government, the last 32 years at the helm.
A professor with Macalester College calls Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling nullifying part of the Voting Rights Act a “step back.” The court rejected a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires some states and localities to get federal approval before changing voting laws.
Reading the names of more than 500 graduates is no easy task, especially when they come from 46 countries. But that’s the job of Macalester College registrar Jayne Niemi during Saturday’s commencement.
Megan Olivia Hall made the local media rounds Monday after being chosen as the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year!
Macalester College says its football program will join the Midwest Conference in 2014.
A couple dozen students spent the night in the Macalester College administration building where they’re protesting the school’s ties to Wells Fargo.
Andrew Ojeda is a junior at Macalester College in St. Paul, and he’s pulling all-nighters for a different reason this fall.
The Libertarian Party candidate for president is speaking at Macalester College.
We know clearly who the biggest loser is in the Chicago teachers strike: the kids who should be in the classroom. With the NHL lockout: it’s the fans losing the game they love to watch.
Jill Biden is scheduled to make campaign stops Friday in Brooklyn Park, Hopkins and St. Paul, the Obama campaign announced Wednesday.