St. John’s University
St. John’s Abbey Church stands unchanged on the campus of St. John’s University. But within the walls, there is a shift in leadership. Father Tom Andert — the monastery’s prior, or second in command — stepped aside for now following accusations he molested a former student.
Pope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John’s Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota. The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday.
St. John’s University is about to lose a legend. Jim Smith started coaching basketball there in 1964 and has won more games than any other college basketball coach in Minnesota history. Tuesday, Smith told his team he’s retiring.
A piece of roadside surreality in Stearns County will live to see another summer. The so-called Stick House near St. John’s University has been visible along County Road 159 for two and a half years near Collegeville.
For more than two years, curious drivers in Stearns County have been pulling over to check out something that looks surreal: a dream-like sculpture made entirely of sticks.
Twelve years ago this week, Josh Guimond was a student at St. John’s University when he disappeared. Josh’s father, Brian, says Josh was at a dorm room walking back to his dorm when he was last seen. He says the trip couldn’t have taken Josh more than 3 minutes.
In this season of giving, someone has taken part of the nativity scene from a Minnesota church. Mary and Joseph are among the figures stolen from a display outside the Church of St. Joseph, located in the town of St. Joseph. The church is led by Father Jerome Tupa, who says the manger’s appearance signals the beginning of the advent season, placed near the intersection of Main and Minnesota Streets.
The nadir of Brett Draxler’s golf career arrived Sept. 8, 2013. The junior scored an 87 while on St. John’s second team — he’s well aware weekend warriors can replicate such a round. “It was terrible… the worst round I’ve shot,” he conceded.
There’s rarely been a time in the St. Thomas/St. John’s football rivalry where it’s considered an upset if the Johnnies come out with the victory. That was exactly the scenario Saturday as the two teams entered their MIAC opener 2-0, with the Tommies ranked No. 2 in the nation after making a run to last year’s national title game.
The St. John’s University Johnnies beat the St. Thomas Tommies in a shocking 20-18 win, part of a legendary college football rivalry which brought fans out in droves Saturday to St. Paul. With new head coach Gary Fashing, the Johnnies looked like they were going to meet the same fate as they had in the last three years when the Tommies took an early 8-0 lead. But they bounced back by taking advantage of turnovers, which Sam Sura did this often at South St. Paul High School.
The cost of college tuition these days has a lot of students wondering if it’s even worth it to go.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released an age-enhanced photo of a man who went missing from St. John’s University over 10 years ago.
Dear hiring managers in Minnesota … Dennis Granath already has a polished LinkedIn, but I’ve taken the liberty to morph this blog of mine into in-depth — and yet truthfully entertaining — resume for Mr. Granath.
President Barack Obama has chosen longtime trusted adviser and national security expert Denis McDonough as his fifth chief of staff.
The most highly-publicized Division III coaching search in Minnesota is over. St. John’s University announced Friday that Gary Fasching has been named the school’s new football coach.
A legend in college football coaching has apparently stepped on the sideline for the final time.
Football at St. John’s University stands out. There’s no tackling at practice or lengthy calisthenics. No whistles or wind sprints. No captains either, unless you count the honor shared by the seniors.
In Jack Ihrke’s eyes, Saturday’s high school All-Star football game is yet another career milestone moment he can share with his old man.
During the lazy days of summer, college visits are ususally the last thing on high school students’ mind and the first thing on parents’ minds. But for one week, high school students and their parents can set aside differences and attend bite-sized information sessions at 17 private colleges throughout Minnesota during Minnesota Private Colleges Week (MPCW), June 20-24.
The president of St. John’s University in Collegeville has announced he won’t seek a second term and will leave the job at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul will not release a list containing 33 names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors.