Senior Autumn Moder, Homecoming Queen and a three-sport athlete, has competed in soccer, basketball and track at North High. A photo collage wall at her home displays the many highlights of her high school career. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tri-sport athlete, homecoming queen, student rep, ASL advocate
Packed into North High School’s gymnasium for a homecoming pep fest, a bunch of students pay special tribute to their homecoming queen by erupting into silent applause. Enthusiastically waving their extended hands above their shoulders -- signing their applause -- they celebrate Autumn Moder’s achievement as the school’s first deaf royalty member.
Most people associate North St. Paul with the historic snowman structure at Margaret Street and Highway 36. Lately, however, those who grew up in town have been asserting pride in another local treasure: the city's groundwater supply.
“Bacon Bits,” the Maplewood Police Department’s team, made their grand entrance on White Bear Lake for the Polar Plunge Jan. 31. The team came in above their goal, raising $4,880 for the Polar Plunge presented by Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Minnesota. At the event, 1,600 participants raised $300,000. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)