Saturday, August 24, 2019

Minnesota People

Get to know some amazing people who are doing amazing things.

Why We Celebrate Memorial Day – Thoughts From a Minnesota Marine Sniper

As another Memorial Day comes and goes, our country collectively remembers those who fought and died in the service of our nation. I was fortunate enough to serve alongside some of these brave men while in...

Minnesota Deputy’s Wife Creates Operation Thank An Officer

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Affected by the violence portrayed in the recent news a Minnesota deputy's wife decided to take her appreciation to the next level. Meet Liz...

Ernie Crippen World War II: A Veteran’s Perspective

Ernie Crippen learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as many people did—from the radio. He was 19 years old, and had already registered with the U.S. Navy. “I wanted to...
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The Comics and Cartography of Artist Kevin Cannon

By Amy Rea If you’ve ever picked up a copy of City Pages, the Star Tribune, or Vita.MN and seen some distinctive illustrations that include whimsical, not-quite-to-scale maps, you’ve probably seen the work of Kevin Cannon (www.kevincannon.org)....

A Blessed Life Inside A Tiny House

  Have you heard about the Tiny House Movement? If not, let me share a few details of what it is before giving you a closer look into the Kasl family, who is currently living...

What Is The Group Moms Run This Town?

By Rachelle Gordon When Kandi Ganoe discovered the international group “Moms RUN This Town” (MRTT), she knew she had to be a part of it. The organization—which is a dedicated running group for women of all ability levels—gave...

Paging and Racing for the Cure

By Amy C. Rea Steffany Fleming is a doer. When something bad happens to someone she cares about, she leaps into action. That’s why she created Page for the Cure 14 years ago when...

St. Patrick’s Day Secrets Revealed By Kids

March 17th marks the day when many people will be celebrating the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. If you can’t trace a drop of Irish in your family line it doesn’t matter because the spirit of...

Meet Special Olympic Athlete Steven Eull

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” - Special Olympics Athlete Oath - Steven Eull of Mahtomedi is a dedicated Special Olympic champion who began his athletic career when...

A One on One Interview with Steve Goold – Owl City and Go Fish...

Get to Know My Friend and Brother in Christ Steve Goold I first met Steve through our Church. I have had the honor of listening to Steve play the drums there for a number of...