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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: Decision to remove hoops from park to fight crime is cruel

The decision follows two recent shootings in six weeks at River Bend Park in Savage. Officials do not shut down baseball diamonds and hockey rinks. But basketball rims are an easy target,

Medcalf: At George Floyd Square and beyond, the vow to never forget continues

The "Rise and Remember" event to mark the May 25 anniversary of Floyd's murder is a testament to a community's strength and perseverance.

Medcalf: Join us for a timely discussion with the author of 'Solito'

When I started the Mary Ann Key Book Club two years ago — with the support and partnership of the Star Tribune, the Hennepin County…

Medcalf: How much should parents post about their children?

A Minnesota mom who rewarded her son for staying off social media weighs in.

Medcalf: Is gun violence really the legacy we want to leave for our children?

Those who live with the pain of that violence watch headlines about the tragedies disappear in 24 hours.

Medcalf: The legacy of Minnesota artist, thinker Beverly Cottman

The loss of BIPOC elders carries impact in their significance to the foundations of the community.

Medcalf: Javier Zamora's 'Solito' is spring reading selection for anti-racism book club

The memoir explores the complex story of the immigrant experience.

Medcalf: Nothing like a Minnesota snowstorm to unite us

Drama aside, tough winters here remind us that we're all in this together

Medcalf: Aldi's closing is a reminder of how north Minneapolis community is starved of key resources

For some, the store's decision to leave is not just an inconvenience — it's a death sentence.

Medcalf: No woman should have to live in fear for her life for rejecting a man

We should not allow ourselves to become desensitized to the ongoing partner violence by men that cost women their lives.