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Proud Grandma

January 7, 2019 by Lynn Running Kensy (Register to contact)

Basketball has been my life.

Basketball Grandma

January 7, 2019 by Lynn Running Kensy (Register to contact)

I have moved back to Mn. From Texas. I just need to add my Granddaughter Jade William's plays Basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. Next year my Grandson Tre William's will be playing for the Gophers, my life has been blessed.

Carolyn Laudon

May 29, 2017 by Mary Laudon Meier (Register to contact)

Carolyn Laudon class of 76 died Oct.31, 2000,from a brain tumor.She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Retiring Principal Mary Mackbee leads St. Paul's Central High through one more year  Star Tribune

Mary Mackbee is winding through the halls of St. Paul Central High, recalling the days when she'd find herself lost in the maze of doors and lockers and ...



St. Paul’s Central High To Auction Off Tiny House  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you've been itching to downsize and get in on the tiny house craze, this may be the time to strike. Students at St. Paul Central High ...



New NBC sitcom star credits career to improv training, St. Paul's Central High School  Star Tribune

LOS ANGELES – Lyric Lewis has graduated from St. Paul's Central High School to sitcom star. But during a recent afternoon on Melrose Avenue, she was ...



St. Paul play illuminates an ugly stage in city's history  Star Tribune

First, the white St. Paul residents tried to talk William T. Francis out of moving to their neighborhood. When he refused to comply, the whites sent threatening ...



Watch: St. Paul students take the stage, then seats, for ‘Hamilton’ at the Orpheum  St. Paul Pioneer Press

On the first day of school at Central High School in St. Paul, teacher Andrew Brigger introduced a new class project by showing students the secondary market ...



Tiny House Built By St. Paul Students To Be Auctioned Off  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — You can't learn carpentry if all you ever build are bird houses. So, to think big, St. Paul Central High School's construction program ...



'Battle for the St. Paul Cup' benefits larger hockey cause  Star Tribune

St. Paul Highland Park vs. Johnson headline games at TRIA Rink to support the Minnesota Wild's Blind Hockey program.



THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY  Hometown Focus

April 1 1880: An act of Congress places Fort Ripley Military Reservation in the public domain, making the land available for settler-colonists. The fort,



Police: 3 In Custody After Fight At St. Paul Central High School  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Authorities say three people are in custody Monday morning after a fight prompted a lockdown at St. Paul Central High School.



St. Paul’s Central High wants to ditch its ‘prison’ look  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Transforming Central High School project aims to improve the exterior of the St. Paul school -- Minnesota's oldest -- to make it look less like a prison.



St. Paul Central, MN's oldest continuously operating high school, turns 150  Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota's oldest continuously operating high school, St. Paul Central, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. To commemorate the sesquicentennial, ...



Budget cuts could end the lone high school Russian program in MN  MPR News

One of the few ways for students in the Midwest to learn Russian is set for elimination because of budget cuts in the St. Paul school district. Just over two dozen ...



Sworn testimony reveals what St. Paul school leaders knew about dangers to staff  St. Paul Pioneer Press

One year before the lunchroom attack that ended John Ekblad's teaching career, the safety team he served on at Central High School lamented the rising ...



St. Paul Central student pleads guilty to attack on teacher, assistant principal  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A 16-year-old St. Paul boy pleaded guilty Friday in juvenile court to injuring a Central High School teacher and an assistant principal in a case that has reignited ...



Watch: Minnesota High School Kids Walkout Over Gun Violence  Patch.com

See Minn. Kids Walkout Ahead Of Nationwide Protest - Saint Paul, MN - Student demonstrators marched from Central High School in Saint Paul to the ...



Washington County's 1st black judge helps judicial bench reflect community  Forest Lake Lowdown

STILLWATER — The walls of the Washington County Courthouse judicial chambers are lined with portraits of former judges, most of them white and male.



Central teacher, battling tremors, memory loss: 'The old John' is gone  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Central High teacher John Ekblad, who is suing St. Paul schools over injuries he sustained breaking up a lunchroom fight in 2015, said his career is likely over.



Teens at Central High School choked student, threw him down stairs during robbery, charges say  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Two Central High School students face aggravated robbery charges after ordering a fellow student to empty his pockets before choking him and throwing him ...



23-year-old man fatally shot in van outside his family’s St. Paul home  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Killing a 23-year-old man outside his family's St. Paul home was an act of cruelty, a relative of the man wrote on Friday. Police continue to investigate the ...



Little-known St. Paul cross burning inspires a new Landmark Center play  St. Paul Pioneer Press

St. Paul Central High School graduates, Tom Fabel, left, and Eric Wood, talk at a rehearsal of "Not In Our Neighborhood!" at the Landmark Center in St. Paul on ...



St. Paul teacher’s lawsuit over Central High assault dismissed  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a St. Paul Central High School science teacher whose career ended when a student body-slammed ...



Mackbee a steady hand at the wheel for St. Paul Central High  Minneapolis Star Tribune

It was hard to tell who was more excited by the start of school: the 71-year-old principal for more than two decades or her 500 incoming ninth-graders.



School-related burglary has high-profile victim: The principal  Star Tribune

A weekend burglary at a *service* station that serves as a training ground for students at St. Paul's Central High netted the thieves a little cash, a lot of tools — and ...



Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...



In lawsuit, St. Paul schools blames Central High teacher for his injuries  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

St. Paul Central High School teacher John Ekblad, right, speaks about his plans to sue St. Paul Public Schools for failing to maintain a safe work environment.



New buildings, fewer students as St. Paul goes back to school  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Some 33,000 students and 6,000 employees return to school Tuesday as St. Paul Public Schools continues to build new or renovate old learning spaces across ...



Boy, 14, arrested at St. Paul high school after alleged threat overheard, police say  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A 14-year-old was arrested at a St. Paul high school Wednesday after he “was overheard talking about a threat to” the school, according to police and the school ...



St. Paul Central High School student taken to hospital Monday dies  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The St. Paul Central High School student who was taken to the hospital Monday after a medical emergency has died, school officials said Wednesday. Central ...



Former nonprofit leader accused of misusing state funds is named Hazel Park principal  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The new principal of a St. Paul school was accused in 2004 of misusing $90,000 in state grant funds intended for his nonprofit organization. A report by the ...



Are St. Paul Central athletes getting shortchanged when it comes to next-door fields?  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Everyone seems to acknowledge that when it comes to playing fields, St. Paul's Central High School has it rough. “We have six soccer teams, three football ...



Arrest Caught On Video At St. Paul High School Sparks Controversy  CBS Local

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The arrest of a teenager at a Twin Cities high school is causing controversy. A Central High School student captured the arrest on ...



St. Paul Central mourns 2 more student deaths  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Two students at St. Paul Central High School died this week, school officials said Thursday. A third student died earlier this month. Foul play is not suspected in ...



Letters: ‘I hope you will vote yes for St. Paul kids’  St. Paul Pioneer Press

It has been an honor to serve you and St. Paul's children on the St. Paul Board of Education over the last three years. Thank you for this opportunity. I am so ...



St. Paul Central students walk out in protest of school resource officers  St. Paul Pioneer Press

St. Paul Central students march down Marshall Avenue in St. Paul on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Dozens of students walked out of school Tuesday to protest the ...



St. Paul Central campus to get a makeover this summer  MinnPost

This past winter, St. Paul Central High School made headlines on more than one occasion during a streak of unfortunate events. In December, a ...



St. Paul Central High? More like Comedy Central  Pioneer Press

What's so funny about St. Paul Central High School? Turns out — a lot. Six Central grads who attended the school during the '90s have gone on to careers in ...



St. Paul's school resource officer policies still leave district room for improvement  Twin Cities Daily Planet

On May 25, 2016, St. Paul School Resource Officer Bill Kraus forcibly arrested then 19-year-old Darion Bell outside of St. Paul Central High School. Bell, a Black ...



Central High student charged with assault after punching assistant principal  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

A teenager has been charged with felony-level assault after punching an assistant principal in the head amid a lunchroom brawl at Central High School in St.



Family says missing St. Paul man found dead  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A St. Paul, MN, family is grieving after Aaron Jalil Allen, who had been missing, was found dead Sunday, police said.



St. Paul’s Art Blakey, longserving State Fair police chief and pioneering sheriff’s deputy, dies at 83  St. Paul Pioneer Press

In an Aug. 10, 2017 photo, Art Blakey, chief of police for the Minnesota State Fair, walks the fairgrounds in 2017. For two weeks at the end of every summer, the ...



St. Paul students stage walkout, march to Capitol as lawmakers mull gun, school-safety proposals  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The St. Paul school board is joining students in pushing for gun control in the wake of the Valentine's Day killing of 17 people at a Florida high school.



Walkout at one St. Paul high school was about more than just school shootings  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Students at the High School for the Recording Arts in St. Paul are no strangers to gun violence, and they've said enough is enough. Over the past year, the ...



Central Lutheran School in St. Paul looks to raise $450K to stay open  Bring Me The News

It's been struggling because of dwindling enrollment.



Teen Charged In Assault On St. Paul High School Teacher  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 16-year-old St. Paul student is accused of body slamming and choking his high school teacher last Friday at Central High School.



Photos: Minnesota students walk out, join national gun violence protest  Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota schools are part of an organized walkout at nearly 3000 schools across the country, the biggest demonstration yet of student activism that has ...



Family, police searching for 19-year-old missing from St. Paul  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Aaron Jalil Allen, who has been missing from St. Paul since the weekend, turned 19-years-old on Thursday and his family is desperate to find him. St. Paul ...



Meet this school year's new District 518 staff  Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — District 518 is welcoming 33 new staff to the district this fall. Over the course of the next several weeks, we'll be presenting brief profiles of the ...



As Tuesday strike date approaches, what are St. Paul teachers still fighting for?  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Negotiators plan to meet through the weekend in hopes of preventing the first St. Paul Federation of Teachers strike since 1946. Monday will be the last day of ...



Mitra Jalali Nelson wins St. Paul City Council seat  Star Tribune

Mitra Jalali Nelson is St. Paul's newest City Council member. The 32-year-old claimed a decisive victory Tuesday in the race for the Fourth Ward seat, garnering ...



Ain Dah Yung Center helps Native American youth thrive  Monitorsaintpaul

By MARGIE O'LOUGHLIN The Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC), which means “our home” in the Ojibwe language, has provided a healing place for American ...



Meet the woman who occupies 'the most hated place to be in any state government anywhere in the country'  MinnPost

New DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen was battle tested as mayor for a small city. Will that help her manage an agency often under siege?



Highland Catholic School among those observing national walkout day  The Catholic Spirit

Highland Park Catholic School kindergarten teacher Molly Stucker found a student's comment surprising but telling as she drew blinds on the east facing ...



Battered St. Paul teacher meets with Trump officials over school discipline  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities teachers who have been assaulted on the job met with Trump administration officials Friday in Washington to discuss federal policy on school ...



1946 St. Paul teachers' strike got everyone's attention  Star Tribune

Bundled in sheepskins, thick boots and wool scarves, more than 1,100 St. Paul teachers and principals walked out of all 77 public schools and into the 3-degree ...



Vicki J. Lawrence | Obituaries | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Vicki J. Lawrence, age 59, of Rochester, MN, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home.



Mayor Carter’s inaugural ball and swearing-in are $36,000 in the hole  St. Paul Pioneer Press

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter's inaugural ball at the Union Depot and swearing-in ceremony at Central High School were flashy, festive and underfunded.



Melvin Carter sworn in as St. Paul's first new mayor in 12 years; Frey takes office in Minneapolis  Star Tribune

Melvin Carter became St. Paul's 46th mayor Tuesday in a swearing-in ceremony at Central High School that celebrated his family's Rondo neighborhood roots ...



Philando Castile Is Remembered By St. Paul Public Schools: 'Kids Loved Him'  NPR

The man who was shot and killed by police last night in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn., had spent more than a decade working for the same school district from ...



Minnesota schools join national walkouts, call for action on gun violence  KMSP-TV

A number of students at Minnesota secondary schools are joining a nationwide movement calling on legislators for more robust gun safety regulations in the ...



Cop’s force in St. Paul Central trespassing arrest criticized  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Warning: This video of the arrest contains explicit language. A former St. Paul Central High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after being asked ...



Student brings loaded handgun to Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul  Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

The 16-year-old student had the gun in his waistband, before it was confiscated and he was arrested. St. Paul Public Schools put out an announcement on its ...



Obsessed with 'racial equity,' St. Paul schools abandoned student discipline and unleashed mayhem and violence - AEI  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Carpe Diem · school. Here are some key excerpts from Katherine Kersten's excellent article “No Thug Left Behind” in City Journal, about ...



No Thug Left Behind: Obsessed with “racial equity,” St. Paul schools abandoned discipline—and unleashed mayhem.  City Journal

In the Obama years, America's public education system embarked on a vast social experiment that threatened to turn schools into educational free-fire zones.



A fleeting glimpse of Amelia, before she took flight  MinnPost.com

Amelia Earhart's year in St. Paul was marked by the usual hallmarks of an unhappy family life: alcoholism, money troubles, parental discord, family infighting, ...



Vicki J. Lawrence -- Rochester  PostBulletin.com

Vicki J. Lawrence, age 59, of Rochester, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home. Vicki Jean Hentges was born Feb. 4, 1959, in ...



Man dies on his 21st birthday after St. Paul crash his friend is charged in  St. Paul Pioneer Press

UPDATE: St. Paul man charged with criminal vehicular homicide after passenger dies. On the day DeShawn Lloyd Perry Jr. turned 21, his family had to say ...



Transforming Central Project Updates High School's Landscaping and Exterior  thelinemedia.com

Transforming Central Project created new exterior improvements to St. Paul's Central High School this fall.



St. Paul schools are back to suspending large numbers of students  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Student suspensions hit a five-year high last year in St. Paul Public Schools as the district's goals for reducing exclusionary discipline clashed with teacher ...



Big march is over, but Twin Cities students are all in on gun control  Star Tribune

Student leaders who have organized, marched and pressed for government action to halt gun violence sound as if they're just getting warmed up. Plans are ...



In first speech as mayor, Melvin Carter celebrates — and challenges — residents of St. Paul  MinnPost

Every mayoral swearing-in ceremony is a cause for celebration, especially for the mayor's family, friends and supporters — and especially when it's for a first ...



In 18 days, St. Paul summer school students make up a semester  St. Paul Pioneer Press

On the roster for teacher Alexander Ward's morning summer class are 39 students who failed ninth-grade English. Sixteen showed up July 18 for the first day of ...



St. Paul Student Gets 90 Days House Arrest For Assault On Teacher  CBS Local

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Central High School student who admitted to assaulting a teacher has been sentenced. A Ramsey County Judge sentenced ...



Children's book series celebrates spirit of Rondo  MSR News Online

The spirit of Rondo is sustained for youngsters with the launch of a new book series celebrating St. Paul's historic African American community.



St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter's inauguration week cost $205000  Star Tribune

The festivities marking the inauguration of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter ended in January, but two vendors owed $36,000 are still waiting to get paid.



Tasha Tarrence -- Wykoff  PostBulletin.com

Tasha Tarrence wykoff. Tasha A. Tarrence, 21, of Wykoff, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys Campus in Rochester, from injuries ...



Trahern Crews  KARE

Trahern Crews. Age: 42. Bio: Crews was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from St. Paul Central High School. He's spent his career working with youth ...



Meet the Minnesota students taking the lead on state gun-control legislation  MinnPost

Ben Jaeger and Adrian Ali-Caccamo have been working to gauge and build bipartisan support for Sen. Matt Little's student-led bill to mandate criminal ...



2nd annual 'Central Honors Philando' preserves Castile's memory  KARE

Castile's high school classmates at St. Paul Central High School first organized the event in August of 2016.



TCGIS neighbors want community 'anchor' to remain  Monitorsaintpaul

School discusses razing former St. Andrew's church building and constructing more efficient and larger building. By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Twin Cities ...



Before it was cut in half by I-94, St. Paul's Rondo was a thriving African-American cultural center  MinnPost

St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood ran roughly between University Avenue to the north, Selby Avenue to the south, Rice Street to the east, and Lexington Avenue to ...



8 fun facts about Minnesota to talk about with your family instead of politics this holiday season  MinnPost

Whether you agree with them or not, you might not want to talk politics with your family over the holidays — we don't either. With that in mind, here's a list of eight ...



St. Paul should move decisively to create a living wage of $15 an hour  MinnPost

For many St. Paul residents, the idea that hard work will deliver a better future for their children seems more myth than reality.



Neighborhood profile: St. Paul's Crocus Hill  Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's so much to like about Crocus Hill. One of the St. Paul residential districts encompassed by the larger Summit Hill district, the Crocus Hill neighborhood is ...



“School-To-Prison Pipeline” Sparks Protest, School Walkout  The UpTake

About sixty students from St. Paul's Central High School walked out of their classes Wednesday (Feb. 26) as a statement against the “school-to-prison pipeline.



A Teacher's Perspective: It's Time to Stand Up for Public Schools  Workday Minnesota

This March, a confluence of union action and national events has brought a welcome focus to the challenges our public schools face. As a teacher, I can attest to ...



St. Paul teacher injured by student can't seek damages beyond worker's comp, federal judge rules  MinnPost

No extra damages. The Star Tribune's Anthony Lonetree reports: “A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday filed by a St. Paul teacher who aimed to hold the ...



Schulz remembers the early days in Minnesota, before he lived on 'Peanuts'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Approaching his 75th birthday celebration Wednesday, Charles Monroe Schulz could wax nostalgic about growing up as a barber's kid in the Twin Cities.



J.J. Hill school’s grief over Philando Castile’s death continues after verdict  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Philando Castile's death last year rattled the J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School community. Friday's verdict acquitting the officer who fired the shots that killed ...



St. Paul students talk policy, on-the-ground reality with board members  MinnPost

A group of students recently presented a list of recommendations to the St. Paul school board on how the district could better support inclusivity in its schools.



Lynchburg region under advisory as wind chill value could drop below zero tonight  Lynchburg News and Advance

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather *service* forecast for Lynchburg had been revised slightly to a low of 3 degrees tonight with ...



Rosario: Damn the hardships — full speed ahead is the motto for these resilient winners  St. Paul Pioneer Press

One was left without a father or a mother by the age of 9. Another managed to juggle college-prep courses while suffering from a serious affliction. A third ...



Can St. Paul grow its popular schools without hurting the smallest?  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Mired in steep and unexpected enrollment declines, St. Paul Public Schools will look to get even more out of its most popular schools. Interim superintendent ...



Shots fired near rec center, teens’ brawl spreads along Green Line, police say  St. Paul Pioneer Press

An out-of-control birthday party at a St. Paul rec center ended with hundreds of teens brawling and spreading along the Green Line and light rail platforms.



List: Names, details of 301 Pa. priest sex abuse allegations in Catholic dioceses  York Daily Record

Read the accusations against 301 priests from the Pennsylvania grand jury report on Catholic sexual abuse.



Charles Schulz's St. Paul: Little pieces of Schulziana are still scattered across the landscape  MinnPost

The world Schulz created for his "Peanuts" comic strip is largely based on the landscape he knew growing up in St. Paul in the 1920s and 1930s.



Melvin Carter’s cabinet choices didn’t always align with community panels’ picks  St. Paul Pioneer Press

When Catherine Penkert applied to run St. Paul Parks and Recreation in late November, a community hiring panel assembled by then-Mayor-elect Melvin Carter ...



Gordon Parks still inspires at St. Paul school that bears his name  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Photos in the atrium of a man with a camera give students a clue about the man for whom St. Paul's Gordon Parks High School was named. A new, three-week ...



St. Paul house is a folk-art stucco fantasia; Defiant Martin Luther statue watches over Concordia University  MinnPost

Two little known Twin Cities gems, a private residence and a singular Lutheran statue, are separated by centuries and a 15-minute walk.



The 10 most famous people from Minnesota  Business Insider

As a Minnesotan, I'm very proud of my home state. We're attractive, have great food, awesome cities, and we live in one of the healthiest states in the US — with ...



St. Paul's Johnson High teacher says student struck him  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

St Paul police are investigating another report that a student assaulted a teacher, this time at Johnson Senior High School.



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