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Local prep star works to ‘raise his game’ for collegiate play

Jashon Cornell, right, with his defensive line coach Larry Johnson
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Local prep star works to ‘raise his game’ for collegiate play


Cretin-Derham Hall’s Jashon Cornell garnered national attention from many of the best collegiate football programs in the nation as the 7th best defensive end in the country as well as the 3rd best defensive end in the Midwest, the best in the state of Minnesota, and ranking as the #33 recruit overall in the class of 2015. He’s committed to Ohio State University. Since graduating from high school this past November, he’s enrolled in Ohio State’s offseason program and has been working with his new coaches to make the transition to playing football at the collegiate level. Fortunately for Cornell, he has a valuable resource to his advantage. He’s a cherished recruit in one of the best football programs in the country. Continue Reading →

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For the love of classic cars


The MSR recently spent a weekend late night with a group of middle-aged Black men who owns cars that made Detroit famous for its styling. The group regularly meets in St. Paul near the State Capitol.  Read more of the story below. Reggie Washington says his 1968 Cadillac Calais’s makes it unique. Continue Reading →

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Moxie Girl turns flaws into superpowers


I am excited and inspired to see the increased dialogue in videos, community activities and books on young girls learning to be more positive about how they view their Black hair texture. One comic book in particular that resonated with me is called “The Adventures of Moxie Girl.” Continue Reading →

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