Tom Anderson, 67, right, a student in the senior citizen education program who retired from 3M after a career in sales, sat in his nonfiction writing

More than 500 retirees taking classes at U — but not to earn a degree

Minnesotans 62-plus are heading to class through U's Senior Citizen Education Program
Nygel Witherspoon plays cello.
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At 17, this award-winning Minneapolis musician is soaring on the cello

March 15
Nygel Witherspoon is already a familiar name among Minnesota music aficionados.
Ellad Tadmor, a University of Minnesota professor who runs a program called “Science Court.”
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Aerospace engineer takes civility to court at University of Minnesota

March 15
Ellad Tadmor believes that strengthening our democracy isn't rocket science.
Dennis Scollard, 60, carried his cot and sleeping bag into the church.
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This homeless shelter offers food, showers, beds — and nursing care

March 15
Medication assistance and referrals offered as part of California program called Winter Sanctuary.
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Tiny prosthetics company gives India's poorest amputees a renewed, and free, chance to walk

March 15
Prosthetics company puts India's poorest amputees back on their feet.
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