BC-MN--Minnesota Weekend Exchange Digest, MN
Here are the Minnesota AP Member Exchange Features for Nov. 17-19:
ST. PAUL, Minn. —A retiring St. Paul police officer went on his last patrol with the son of a fallen officer. After patrolling St. Paul’s streets for 32 years, officer Jon Sherwood had a special request for his last day on the job. He asked officer Matt Jones to join him in his squad car. They weren’t usually police partners, but their lives have been intertwined. Jones’ father, officer Tim Jones, was a mentor and friend to Sherwood. By Mara H. Gottfried, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 642 words, photos.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A Minnesota veteran recalls serving as a navigator in WWII. Every Wednesday at the 8th Air Force Historical Society lunch for veterans, the seats are filled with women and men like 94-year-old James Rasmussen of East Bethel. Rasmussen was 20 years old when he joined the 349th Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group at the end of 1944 near the end of WWII. He’s tall, energetic, and willing to talk about his service. By Gabriel Kwan, Minnesota Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 630 words, photos.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — More than 40 hunters participated in this year’s Disabled American Veterans Hunt in Minnesota. Once a year for the past seven years, the park is closed down for veterans and their dependents to hunt whitetail deer. A perfect pairing, the park’s trails create greater accessibility for the veterans, who in turn help control the deer population in a management hunt. By Katie Lauer, Post Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 809 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-UNIVERSITY COOKING CLUB
MINNEAPOLIS — A love of food, the social networking website Reddit and a persistent University of Minnesota graduate student who wanted to create a space for people who like to eat were all factors in the creation of the university’s cooking club. Justin Wiese tried starting a cooking club at the university last year, but was unable to find enough members. Student Unions and Activities’ policy requires that groups have at least five members. Despite the setback, Wiese was undeterred. By Jordan Willauer, Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 431 words, photos.
The AP, Minneapolis