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Wed
03
May

Running is New Brighton man’s key to North Korea


Lowell Thompson, 78, now back at his New Brighton home from his trip to North Korea, holds a memento from his time in the isolated East Asian country: the shirt he was given to race in.

Thompson, a sprinter, found himself running a 10K race in North Korea in early April. Here, he stands before thousands of North Korean spectators at a Pyongyang stadium.

One way to get to North Korea is to simply run there. Recently, that’s what a New Brighton man did to unlock the doors to one of the most inaccessible countries in the world.

Tue
02
May

Community meeting for tiny home development

A development is in the works for the East Side’s Railroad Island neighborhood—a tiny home village. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Tue
02
May

Inver Grove Heights takes first steps in police chief search

At its April 24 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council took the first steps in the search for a new police chief, discussing a request for proposal that would bring in consultants to aid in the hiring process.

Tue
02
May

Payne-Phalen Community Council annual meeting gets tense over bylaws


The city of St. Paul consists of 7 wards and 17 district councils. The district councils are separate from city government and are a liaison between community members and their city council representative.

Renamed council also reduces number of board seats

Tue
02
May

Two East Side teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year


Ong Xiong, a kindergarten teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, teaches in a dual immersion Hmong classroom, where 90 percent of the students’ materials are taught in Hmong and the other 10 percent are taught in English.

Phalen Lake teacher finds passion in protecting Hmong language

Walking into her kindergarten classroom at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, Ong Xiong laughs about how busy her students keep her.

Tue
02
May

A recognition centuries in the making


The view from Pilot Knob in 2010 looking across the Mississippi River shows Fort Snelling as well as downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The native flowers provide color as well as a spot for pollinators to visit.

Pilot Knob placed on National Register of Historic Places

It’s a well-known name and a wonderful lookout, but few people know its historic significance.

Tue
25
Apr

North High School’s show choir presents “The ‘Real’ Show Choir Kids of NSP”


“The ‘Real’ Show Choir Kids of NSP,” is a peek into the daily turmoil and drama, a behind-the-scenes of what happens between each Saturday during the chaotic months of competition season.

It’s that time of year again. The sun shines; the birds call.

Tue
25
Apr

Mounds Park Academy presents “Pippin” for the first time

The word from Mounds Park Academy is that tickets for the April 27 through 29 showing of “Pippin” are selling fast, and there’s no wondering why.

Tue
25
Apr

Hill-Murray students bring a unique musical comedy to life

This spring, May 5 through 14, Hill-Murray is bringing something special to its stage. High school students will be performing “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a 1920s musical within a modern comedy.

Tue
25
Apr

Tartan students rise to the challenge of performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


In the Tartan High School rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Demetrius, played by Sebastian Pruitt, does not return the affection of Helena played by Abi Lampert.

It may still be spring in Minnesota, but this weekend at Tartan Theatre it is mid-summer. Tartan students are performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. April 27 through 29 and at 2 p.m. on April 30. 

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