Joe Brown is a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Prior to becoming regional editor, he was the sports editor of the Red Wing Republican Eagle from 2012-2018. He also worked as the sports editor for the Marshall Independent (2010-2012) and as a sports/news clerk for the St. Cloud Times (2008-2009). He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.
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WOODBURY — Wrestling with a little theater? East Ridge had that. Athletics not your thing? Go enjoy some music in the high school cafeteria. Need a laugh? Heck, East Ridge's Black Box had that, too.
WOODBURY — A day before Super Bowl LII took place at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, former football greats, mixed-martial artists and fitness celebrities all took part in the 18th Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Healtheast Sports Center in Woodbury. Pep bands from Woodbury High School and East Ridge High School kicked off the event, which featured a Military Mini Flag Football Scrimmage prior to the celebrity game.
COTTAGE GROVE — South Washington County Schools are looking at ways for disabled students to get a little help from the animal kingdom. During Thursday's School Board meeting, policy was discussed that would allow service animals to be used at District 833 schools. "We have not had a formal policy ... on service animals," said Superintendent Keith Jacobus. "And now we are having more students that may have that ability to bring service animals so we wanted to bring a policy forward."
Eventually, you have to grow up. Up to this point, my whole professional life has revolved around sports. The "toy department" in journalism jargon. That meant late nights of talkin' touchdowns. Or points. Or runs. You name it. And the appealing part of sports is taking on a new challenge. And for me, that challenge means leaving sports. And it's a challenge I'm more than ready for.