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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: A letter to absentee fathers — it's not too late to get it right

All fathers make mistakes but don't let that stop you from making a fresh start with your children.


Medcalf: Pondering future of a college degree as employment landscape changes

What is in store for schools like St. Cloud State University, which is forced to make cuts to deal with a budget shortfall?


Medcalf: George Floyd's uncle speaks out 4 years after his nephew's murder

"Do something," he says, urging the fight for progress and justice to continue.


Medcalf: As Feeding Our Future trial continues, will hungry kids lose support?

Food shelf visits are up, and local charities worry about trial's potential chilling effect on donors.


Medcalf: Marvin Haynes, exonerated in 2005 Minneapolis murder, will speak at book club

Marvin Haynes spent 19 years in prison after a wrongful conviction: "Every time I talk about it, I just get emotional."


Medcalf: Sen. Mitchell case reveals grace gap for the powerless

Empathy for people's struggles should be extended to all.


Medcalf: Exonerated of murder, author will speak at our Minneapolis book club about 'life and freedom'

Anthony Ray Hinton spent nearly 30 years on death row for a murder he didn't commit: "The only way I knew that I could get my joy back is that I had to forgive them."


Medcalf: Will plans to restore St. Paul's Rondo replace what was stolen?

Ideas must include measures that will not only restore the area but also create an economic boost for the people most impacted by injustice.


Medcalf: Young adults' demand for work-life balance offers lessons for us all

Loving a job is one thing — allowing it to become your whole identity is hazardous.


Medcalf: Were up to 200 kids really actively fighting in Roseville?

Reports of recent incident deserve scrutiny — not a rush to judgment.