Two Minnesota teachers $25,000 richer Two Minnesota teachers had a pleasant surprise Thursday. Sharon Ornelas of Minneapolis and Thomas Tusken of Duluth discovered they had each won a prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Some 80 teachers nationwide will receive the $25,000 prizes this month.11:00 a.m.
Sharon Ornelas: Teaches English as a second language at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.
Thomas Tusken: Teaches social studies at Denfeld High School in Duluth.
Kirby Puckett's modern tragedy on stage Twenty-years ago this month, Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to their first World Series victory. A new play at the History Theatre in St. Paul explores the Hall-of-Famer's tragic life as an adored sports icon struggling with off-the-field troubles.12:00 p.m.
Syl Jones: Playwright. Jones wrote "Kirby."
Ansa Akyea: Actor. Akyea stars as Kirby Puckett in the play.