Central girls claim City Conference tennis title

The Central High School girls’ tennis team had already accomplished a major goal this season when it captured the Saint Paul City Conference championship for the first time since 2013 with a perfect 6-0 record. Then on October 4, the…

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Central remains among top of its class in boys’ soccer

Central High School boys’ soccer coach David Albornoz wasn’t worried that his club had already dropped two games this fall. He knew that facing a tough schedule was what his Minutemen were all about. “If you want to be the…

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Western District building named after retired chief Finney

The City Council on August 4 approved a request to name the Western District police building at 389 N. Hamline Ave. as the “William K. Finney Western District” after the city’s first Black police chief. William Finney was born and…

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School Notes July 21, 2021

Mary E. Larew has been chosen as the new executive director of the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, 1524 Summit Ave. She succeeds Cléa Galhano, who served in that role for 15 years. Larew is an accomplished violinist, award-winning composer…

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Bush fellow aims to foster cross-cultural understanding in schools

Central High School assistant principal Salma Hussein has received a $100,000 Bush Foundation fellowship to develop her leadership skills and achieve her goal of racial equity in education.Hussein, who as a 7-year-old immigrated to the Twin Cities with her Somali…

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JoGo cofounder Joey Jones

Wilderness guide’s JoGo turns a regular cup into a coffee pot

JoGo cofounder Joey Jones rode to Argentina and returned with an idea for making coffee on the go. Previous Next Lexington-Hamline resident Joey Jones found inspiration when he embarked upon a two-year, 28,000-mile motorcycle trip from Saint Paul to Argentina’s…

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Minutemen come up big in boys’ hoops

Despite high hopes during their regular seasons for the past few years, a deep playoff run in their rugged section has eluded the Central High School boys’ basketball teams. This year, coach Scott Howell has a feeling that could change.…

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Central boys find ski, swim success

The Wright Call By Dave Wright If at first you don’t succeed, get back on your skis and try again. Such was the case for the Central High School boys’ Nordic ski team this winter.   The Minutemen strapped on…

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Sports Shorts March 17, 2021

Highland Park High School junior Molly Moening repeated as individual champion during the state girls’ Nordic skiing meet on March 11 in Biwabik. Moening finished the 4K classic and freestyle events with a combined time of 23:53.4, more than 25…

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School Notes March 3, 2021

The new Tommie East Hall. Photo by Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas The University of Saint Thomas’ new Tommie East Residence Hall on Cleveland Avenue has become the first building in its category in the Midwest and only seventh in…

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Pure baseball: An antidote to what ails us this spring

In the absence of the organized game, a father and son rediscover the fundamental joy of the national pastimeBy Neal BernardsBaseball saved my sanity during the lockdown. It brought me joy, gave me cause for exercise and afforded me valuable…

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A class act

High schools strive to maintain tradition as pandemic prevents usual pomp and circumstance By Casey Ek Graduation is fast approaching, and with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to keep students out of classrooms, high school administrators are scrambling to find ways…

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