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 Myron Medcalf is a local columnist for Star Tribune and recipient of the 2022 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for general column writing. 

Myron Medcalf is currently a senior college basketball reporter and nationally syndicated radio host with ESPN. He's a former Star Tribune news and sports reporter.


Medcalf: Why Black History month is needed

Meet the Minneapolis woman who leads a museum shining a spotlight on Black Minnesotans' contributions.


Medcalf: Here's what we're reading next for local antiracism book club

Anthony Ray Hinton, who was wrongly convicted and then freed from death row, shares his story


Medcalf: Taking name used by Indigenous mental health crisis center was wrong

Throughout history, attacks on Indigenous communities have involved efforts to take their land, erase their traditions and history and remove or ignore symbolism of their names.


Medcalf: Let's remember homeless Minnesotans are our neighbors, too

It's time to change the language used in conversations about people unhoused in the Twin Cities.


Medcalf: Even in tough times, we all need and deserve to seek moments of joy

The winter solstice is behind us and the days will get brighter, but it can be challenging to see the light in our own lives.


Medcalf: Years later, the memory of covering my first murder trial still haunts me

Marvin Haynes was a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison. Questions raised recently about his case are troubling.


Medcalf: What does news avoidance mean for next generation?

I'm not convinced my children's generation will see the value of the news the same way I did.


Medcalf: Promotion of Minneapolis police officer after she forwarded a racist email deserves scrutiny

Police chief's response to critics highlights department's refusal to be held accountable.


Medcalf: Here's why we must confront book-banning efforts in Minnesota and elsewhere

America hasn't been a theme park for everybody. Children should know that.


Medcalf: Nominee for Minneapolis public safety commissioner shares his own encounters with police

No one person can fix a broken system, but Hennepin County Chief Judge Todd Barnette's personal experiences and professional credentials would serve him well in the role.