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James Patrick Finnegan

November 14, 2017 by Mesabi Daily News

James Patrick Finnegan (Finny), age 61, of Eveleth, died November 12, 2017, in the compassionate care of the staff of St. Raphael's in Eveleth and Essentia Hospice. He was born November 5, 1956 in Virginia, MN the son of Patrick and Marcie (Stopnik ...

Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers

October 21, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneGraco starts high school graduates at $15 an hour for assembly jobs, including training-and-advancement opportunities such as tuition reimbursement for those wishing to pursue two-year degrees at local colleges. Kayla Pollard and Jose Garcia Jr ...

Football in America: The Family Game in Minnesota

October 5, 2017 by Sports Illustrated

Sports IllustratedThey don't call it nine-man football here. Here it's just football. As the sun sets on Cherry Creek and the row of trees that separate the water from the high school field, the Cleveland High band gathers underneath the scoreboard to play the national ...

Lawrence S. 'Pal' Cuffe

September 5, 2017 by Mesabi Daily News

Lawrence S. “Pal” Cuffe, 89, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born on November 23, 1927 in Minneapolis to Lawrence A. and Emma (Carlson) Cuffe. He graduated in 1946 from Virginia Roosevelt ...

Nice Ride, HCMC join forces to offer free bike memberships to patients

September 1, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, uses the principles of strong writing and reporting to help diverse Minnesota high school students tell their stories ...

Mohamed in the middle: Somali teen struggles to find place after high school

August 12, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneIn October at Roosevelt High in Minneapolis, 17-year-old Mohamed stares at the all-important personal essay that will sell him to college admissions officials. He opens with a long passage about the immensity of the universe. He knows he is dodging the ...

Former Gophers star John Thomas' new role: Getting Wolves/Lynx 'super close' to community

July 31, 2017 by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business JournalJohn Thomas, a Minneapolis basketball standout who made it to the NBA, joined the Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx this spring as vice president of community engagement. In that role, he oversees the Timberwolves/Lynx community foundation and basketball ...

Mike Zimmer Foundation Awards Pair of $10K Academic Scholarships

July 12, 2017 by

Vikings.comThe Mike Zimmer Foundation on Wednesday announced the two recipients of $10,000 academic scholarships awarded to student athletes from the state of Minnesota. This year's scholarships were awarded to Noah Sanders, a senior at Apple Valley High School ...

William (Bill) Neil Laituri

June 27, 2017 by Mesabi Daily News

He was the son of Neil Laituri and Maxine Ketola Laituri of Virginia, MN. He married his wife of 46 years, Sharon Carlson of Goodland, MN on September 12, 1970 in Goodland. An Iron Ranger most of his life, he graduated from Roosevelt High School Class ...

John Thomas joins Wolves and Lynx as VP of Community Engagement

May 25, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

John Thomas was a star at Minneapolis Roosevelt High School, at the University of Minnesota and he appeared in 208 NBA games, including some time with the Timberwolves. Now he has rejoined the Timberwolves/Lynx organization as vice president of ...

Thomas Named VP at Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx

May 25, 2017 by

Gophersports.comThomas re-joins the Timberwolves after a professional playing career which included a season with his hometown Timberwolves (2004-05). A Minneapolis native and graduate of Roosevelt High School, Thomas was a four-year standout for the Golden Gophers ...

Minneapolis schools' plan to cut back on building engineers sparks safety concerns

April 20, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Minneapolis Public Schools' plan to drastically reduce the number of engineers fully licensed to fix problems in its buildings has sparked safety concerns among teachers and others. The cutback from about 100 engineers-in-charge and assistant ...

Richard Johnson, the "Music Man" of Roosevelt High School, dies at age 92

February 25, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneRichard Johnson felt music in his bones, and enabled countless teenagers to feel it in their hearts. From 1963 to 1983, Johnson led the band and orchestra programs at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, with a high point in 1974 of taking second ...

'Operation Holiday Basket' Brings Food to South Mpls. Families in Need

December 16, 2016 by'Operation Holiday Basket' Brings Food to South Mpls. Families in Need. December 17, 2016 04:20 PM. Minneapolis police and firefighters joined high school students Friday to pack and hand out holiday baskets. 2016 Operation Holiday Basket is a ...

Minneapolis district's Arabic program grows to reach Washburn High

September 1, 2016 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Minneapolis School District is expanding its Arabic language program to Washburn High School this year, adding to its existing programs at seven other district schools. Minneapolis is the only district in the metro area to offer Arabic from ...

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