Arts & Culture

Dave Nimmer has led a busy life. His decades-long career in media included jobs at the Minneapolis Star (back before it became the Star Tribune) and WCCO, in addition to teaching journalism at the University of St. Thomas.

One local author is capturing the glamour, glitz and gossip of the true stories of old Hollywood one book at a time, and proving you’re never too old to begin anew.

Local dentist Dr. George Kinney Jr. didn’t necessarily intend to spend thousands of hours over the course of his career volunteering, but “when you say ‘yes,’ you get presented with lots of opportunities to help and learn,” he says.

Woodbury author Brian Freeman is back with Marathon, an intense installation in his Jonathan Stride series.

Kids ages 6-12 are welcome to join in a fun nighttime race on September 16.

Shouazong “Faith” Hang is not an average high school student. The teen, who will graduate from East Ridge High School next spring, has a role in many activities and is succeeding through it all.

From the football field to the stage, from volunteering as tutors to serving in leadership roles, these young men and women bring something special to everything they do.

Woodbury’s Joe Thornton is a regular presence at the annual Bayfront Blues Festival, a weekend-long event that draws thousands of blues fans to the shores of Lake Superior every August.

This past school year marked the beginning of the 15% Innovation Portfolio (IP) program at New Life Academy. Students in grades 6-12 explored scientific learning of their choosing and had complete freedom to learn whatever they wanted.

Community education is a department of South Washington County Schools, bringing a wide variety of programs and activities to the community. Check out the new adult/youth catalog of course offerings from community education at Here are a few samples of what’s planned: