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A short, full life: Jon Beaudry mourned by his family and his basketball players

November 7, 2015 in Minnesota Stories

By Bruce Strand, 2013 Jonathan Beaudry knew he would not have a long life, but that was a secret he guarded fiercely. The former Elk River football and basketball player who died in July at age 37 was always determined to live to the fullest. As a young adult,…

Former Rogers star athlete Brunn dies at age 23

November 7, 2015 in Minnesota Roundups

Joe Brunn, a three-sport standout for the Rogers Royals not long ago, has died at age 23 of drowning. Brunn was a fullback and linebacker on championship…

First reunion for Osseo state champions was a sad one, to mourn a star player Kari Olson

November 7, 2015 in Minnesota Stories

By Bruce Strand, 2004 After they won the state championship in 1989, the Osseo girls basketball team vowed to get together in 2000, at the center jump…