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BC-MN--Minnesota Weekend Exchange Digest, MN

June 13, 2018

Here are the Minnesota AP Member Exchange Features for June 16-18:



ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new Twin Cities nonprofit is trying to open doors for a more racially diverse set of female athletes who are already embracing the game. Like a Girl was co-founded by Kyle Johnson, the girls’ head coach at Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul. The nonprofit aims to support low-income, inner-city girls with whatever they need to stay in the game. By Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,174 words.


ST. CLOUD, Minn. —A Minnesota man who became a freelancer after losing his job is now writing sarcastic commentary for a brewing company. Stu Neuman took the position of lead copywriter for Surly Brewing Co. in February of 2017 and has since become the brand voice of the company. He writes all of the company’s online content, press releases and even the copy on the side of its beer cans. By Alyssa Zaczek, St. Cloud Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,045 words, photos.



WINONA, Minn. — A Minnesota woman is celebrating 10 years as an ordained priest. Kathy Redig, a hospital chaplain of 20 years at Winona Health, was ordained in 2008 by the Roman Catholic Women Priests. She then established, with the help of her supporters, All Are One Roman Catholic Church, which offers Mass on Sundays in the Lutheran Campus Center. But Redig’s existence as a priest is illegal, because the church’s law, Canon Law 1024, says only men can become priests. By Tesla Mitchell, Winona Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,252 words, photo.


STILLWATER, Minn. —A new hotel is scheduled to open in downtown Stillwater. The 40-room, three-story boutique hotel, called Lora, opens June 18. Designers with Minneapolis-based ESG worked to maintain as much of the original character of the buildings as possible by keeping the original trusses and leaving brick and limestone walls exposed. By Mary Divine, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,349 words, photos.

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