Last weekend I had the privilege of catching the Coon Rapids Homecoming football game and while the end result was abysmal for Coon Rapids fans (41-14 loss to Blaine), the mood inside the stadium was 180 degrees different.
Twenty-four years ago, school bells rang on an early September day, signaling the opening of yet another school year at the historic old Franklin Elementary School in Anoka. On that day, my then-six year-old daughter entered the realm of higher education, an upperclassman, one of the big kids on campus. She was a first-grader, no [...]
Minnesotans tend to be passionate about the sports teams they support through thick and thin; this past weekend Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins (for the past three seasons in the Twins’ case) was a disappointment for their fans.