Prairie Home Companion and the tales of Lake Wobegon are celebrating 40 years. Saturday night, to commemorate the anniversary, Prairie Home Companion returned to the site of its very first broadcast. The radio show with Garrison Keillor was back at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
Garrison Keillor returns to Macalester College to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” over the Fourth of July weekend. The three-day festival will be held at the St. Paul college where Keillor broadcast the first “Prairie Home” show on July 6, 1974.
When her husband served as vice president of the United States, she became known as “Joan of Art” for her work supporting fine arts around the world.
The late Joan Mondale will have her name on a newly completed arts building on the Macalester College campus in St. Paul. Mondale was an alumna of the school and a nationally renowned arts advocate. The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale died earlier this year.
The high school boys basketball season came to a close two weeks ago with four teams claiming state championships. Now several players who will be playing in college next year will lace up the sneakers for one more weekend as prep players.
We’ve all learned about T-Rex, brontosaurus and even stegosaurus. But every day, researchers are looking for new species of dinosaurs. Some of the most recent discoveries are on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota at the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. It’s an up-close look at history, and a chance to imagine life millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to the Science Museum’s Kim Ramsden.
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!