UST tests the waters for new arena, ballfields in Highland Park

Representatives of the University of Saint Thomas and Highland Bridge master developer Ryan Companies met on January 18 with the Highland District Council (HDC) Community Development Committee to discuss the possible construction of a new hockey arena and baseball and…

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Sawkar is new voice of morning show at 830 WCCO

Starting listeners’ day is latest challenge for local news buffMost people in their mid-50s tend to be settled in their careers and may even be thinking ahead to retirement. Taking up a new pastime or tackling a new job is…

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Call to service—New UST nursing school focuses on promoting diversity

Amid a nationwide shortage of nurses, and in anticipation of a long-term demand for more health care workers, the University of Saint Thomas plans to open a new nursing program next fall on its Saint Paul campus.The university’s Morrison Family…

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Singing the Lord’s praises: Father Joncas looks back on his career

One night in the early days of the pandemic, the Reverend Michael Joncas woke up with a song in his heart. He wrote “Shelter Me” in the wee hours in March 2020 in hopes of offering comfort to people in…

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Brodrick is still staying in the fray

The Wright Call By Dave WrightJohn Brodrick has been anything but the retiring type from the time he first set foot on the Scheffer Elementary School playground in the 1950s. His baritone voice and staccato delivery accompanied him through his…

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School Notes December 9, 2021

Saint Thomas Academy has named senior Robert Cunningham as its 114th cadet colonel, the highest-ranking officer in the student corps. Cunningham has received awards for academics and leadership. He is a peer mentor, a member of the choir, and a…

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Biblical scholar Penchansky pens new book on the Qur’an

Dr. David Penchansky’s new book may seem like something of a departure for a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament. Titled Solomon and the Ant: The Qur’an in Conversation with the Bible, the book is a fascinating…

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Danny Docherty had a very fast-paced weekend

The Wright Call By Dave WrightFall is a busy time for many Minnesotans, with lots of football and soccer games to watch or play, cabins to shut down for the winter, and the last of summer-like weather to enjoy. However,…

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Gymnasts’ success adds positive twist

The Wright Call By Dave Wright Few if any athletes forge a tighter bond than gymnasts. Theirs is a world where everybody seems to know everybody. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Division I athlete or a youngster in your…

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Home & Garden ClippingsTwin Cities Arts & Crafts

The Twin Cities Arts & Crafts 20th Century Design Show and Sale will be held on September 25-26 in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Furniture and accessories of the American Arts & Crafts Movement will be…

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The Kiosk, September 15, 2021

FRIDAY/SEPTEMBER 17A CO-ED DRUM CIRCLE will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. Anybody 16 or older is invited to explore percussion, rhythm and freedom of expression through games, songs and improvisation. The cost…

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