Some kids learn important lessons by what others consider failure. You show up, you work hard. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, so you keep working on it because someday it might. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
The story of Wrenshall’s girls basketball team is not only the story of how a small number of kids showed up in the face of certain losses; it was a metaphor for rural Minnesota and rural America. The story might be nearing an end. Read more →
But most of us never had to face what many high school rivalries in greater Minnesota have to face — becoming one with the hated rival.
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The Wrenshall girls basketball team mirrors the experience of so many small towns in Minnesota, where diminishing populations challenge the future of high school sports. Read more →
A small Minnesota school has broken a long losing streak.
The girls of Wrenshall High School have a right to be dispirited. Amazingly, they’re not.
At a period when times are tough, we can learn a lot from 11 girls in Wrenshall, Minnesota.