Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.
One team that makes the WCCO High School Sports Rally highlights often is South St. Paul. The Packers are unbeaten (6-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, and have a senior class and passing combination that makes the Metrodome the obvious goal.
Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday’s drinking water taste test.
The Minnesota Orchestra says it will return nearly $1 million to the state arts board as its lockout of musicians continues.
Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region.
Hockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.
I’ll be honest. Yes, it’s my job to research and report on amazing stories such as the duo who’ll traverse Minnesota’s 400 miles by dribbling from International Falls to the Iowa border, as part of a fundraiser to construct an inner city soccer pitch, complete with urban gardens to promote a community’s health, and even pride.
Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”
Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.
There’s a new team making an unlikely appearance. The Marshall Tigers qualified for state this year for the first time ever for boys hockey.
Public pension plans for Minnesota government employees are underfunded by more than $16 billion — a deficit that’s $4 billion larger than it was when lawmakers tried to shore up the problem in 2010.
Kids who grow up together often dream of one day playing on a state tournament team together.
Even though many Minnesotans are sedentary, and almost 300,000 have diabetes, a national study lists us as the fifth healthiest state.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.
Winning streaks are fun no matter what the sport; they’re even more fun when they last for nine consecutive years.