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Two Minnesota high school runners have been disqualified in the state girls cross country meet for helping an opponent who fell. Kailee Kiminski, a senior from Esko, and Tierney Winter, a junior in Janesville, forfeited the race this weekend to help Jackson County Central freshman Jessica Christoffer over the finish line.
College students in Northfield are coming together to support a neighboring school. After learning of the death of a student at St. Olaf last week, Carleton students filled every mailbox at St. Olaf with a flower as a way to show solidarity. “It was an absolutely incredible gesture that we experienced from Carleton,” said junior John Bruer.
Northfield, Minnesota was just named one the second best small town in the country, according to newly released rankings. The town, which houses St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges, ranked among the best locales “that inspire both creativity and activity.”
The president of Estonia speaks at St. Olaf College in Northfield this weekend. Toomas Hendrick Ilves will receive an honorary degree and speak to St. Olaf’s graduating class on Sunday.
Gustavus Adolphus College has named its next president, and for the first time in the school’s 152-year history, that president is a woman. Rebecca Bergman will be Gustavus’ 17th president when she takes over on July 1.
Most of the time, when college students are up all night, it’s because they need to study for the next day’s big test. But there’s one Minnesota college where some students might find themselves for a much more frightening reason.
Catch a budding thespian on the rise at a Minnesota college theater production.
The first-year came in first. After 251 of the region’s best cross country athletes darted through the serene arboretum surrounding St. Olaf College, Noelle Olson — who had just started college mere weeks beforehand — came out on top.
In the baggage claim of MSP International Airport balloons, signs and nervous anticipation greeted a young man with a simple dream. At 21, Norbert Abayisenga was on his first ever flight, from his native Rwanda to Minnesota.
Augustana College in South Dakota has named 3 finalists for its vacant head football coach position.
Minneapolis-area Lutherans have elected the first female bishop in Minnesota to lead the nation’s largest Lutheran synod.
A woman has been charged with stealing credit cards from Bethel College students and then using them to buy gift cards at various Twin Cities stores.
A St. Olaf College student has been crowned Miss Minnesota.
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.