The headline for an article inside the Jan. 17 Minnesota section was “Trump flag creates a stir at prep basketball game.” I was intrigued. In the article, the coach from Minneapolis Roosevelt High School is cited as suggesting, in response to the kids from Jordan High School displaying a Trump flag and an American flag, that it was somehow not “appropriate” at a high school basketball game to do this. The players from Roosevelt stay in the locker room during the national anthem and the kids from Jordan display a flag. Are not both actions an expression of free speech? Aaron J. Kubasch, Winsted, Minn. • • • When Minneapolis Roosevelt’s basketball team plays at Jordan and four white kids drape a Trump 2020 banner over their knees, how is this different from if they’d waved a Confederate flag? At best it’s insulting; at worst it’s intimidation; but either way, it’s disgusting, and must be called out as … [Read more...] about Readers Write: Trump flag at Jordan-Roosevelt high school basketball game, equality vs. equity, the labor movement, Target and Thor Cos., the Rush Line and White Bear Lake
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State regulators are investigating whether airborne chemical emissions from a White Bear Township manufacturer may have affected the health of nearby residents. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) asked Water Gremlin Company on Jan. 14 to shut down part of its manufacturing facility because it was emitting high levels of trichloroethylene into the air. That part of the plant remains closed, and the facility is no longer emitting the compound, officials said at a Thursday afternoon news briefing. At times, the emissions were found to be as high as 10 times the state safety limit for trichloroethylene, which is 2 micrograms per cubic meter of air. State officials don’t know of anyone who has become sick or injured from the exposure, according to Jim Kelly, environmental surveillance and assessment section manager at the Minnesota Department of Health. Kelly did, however, encourage any local residents concerned about health effects from the emissions to contact their … [Read more...] about Emissions from White Bear Township manufacturer under investigation
By Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle Published 4:58 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 PHOTOS: Last week's high school football action The Woodlands defensive lineman Sean Stavinoha (99) reacts with linebacker Jacob Kutchback (11) after a tackle during the first quarter of a District 15-6A high school football game at Woodforest Bank Stadium, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Shenandoah. >>>See high school football photos from last week's games ... less PHOTOS: Last week's high school football action The Woodlands defensive lineman Sean Stavinoha (99) reacts with linebacker Jacob Kutchback (11) after a tackle during the first quarter of a District 15-6A high ... more Photo: Jason Fochtman/Staff Photographer HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sept. 27 PHOTOS: Travis vs. Elkins Eric Rodriguez (11) of Travis carries the ball on a quarterback keeper in the third quarter of a high school football game … [Read more...] about Houston media high school football poll: Week 6
Marty Ryan and Richard Sterbenz were not known for their academic prowess. Ryan barely graduated from high school; Sterbenz never did. Despite their lack of formal education, the Somerset, Wis., couple amassed a fortune running Dalson Foods, a global meat-trading business, and Richmar Industries, a realty company. They also owned and operated MR Convenience Store, Rich’s Eatery and several real estate developments in the Somerset area. The couple, who had no children, decided to establish a $4 million scholarship fund upon their deaths to “give kids like them a shot at life that they never had,” said Karen Hansen, a partner at the Winthrop & Weinstine law firm in Minneapolis and a longtime friend. Sterbenz, who died in 2016 at the age of 71, and Ryan, who died in 2010 at the age of 63, were “lifelong learners … who educated themselves on the job, acquiring skills along the way from the school of hard knocks,” Hansen said. “They … [Read more...] about Wisconsin millionaires bequeath fortune to scholarship fund. They never graduated from high school.
A visitor to White Bear Lake might wonder why so many raised garden beds dot the historic Ramsey County city. More than 200 of the hip-high, lumber-and-soil beds have been assembled in the yards of modest suburban split-levels, on lavish lots overlooking the storied lake and on common spaces near churches, the library and a few businesses. Each of the self-contained units, complete with rich black dirt and seedlings, was provided by Giving Gardens, a grass-roots nonprofit that aims to use fresh vegetables to address the often hidden hunger problem in the suburban community. “I cling to the belief that average people long for authentic experiences that break through and give them a vehicle to do more,” said Giving Gardens founder Chris Harms. Now in its second summer, Giving Gardens (giving gardensmn.org) asks volunteers who host a raised bed on their property to donate 51 percent of their harvest to a local food shelf or senior program. The rest can be used in their own … [Read more...] about White Bear Lake is taking a neighbor-to-neighbor approach to addressing hidden hunger