Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’
Raymond Strom reads from his debut novel, “Northern Lights,” at Subtext Books in St. Paul on Feb. 27, 2019. Strom is a 2008 alumnus of Metropolitan State University. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’

To promote his first novel, Metro State alumnus Raymond Strom returned to familiar ground: Minnesota. His home state provided the inspiration for the coming-of-age story in “Northern Lights.”

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Metro State alumni lead at the Legislature
Rep. Hodan Hassan, center, speaks at the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association’s “Breakfast at the Capitol” in the Minnesota Senate Building on Jan. 25, 2019. The event brings together legislators and Metro State supporters to discuss public policy. Hassan is a 2010 graduate of Metro State with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2018 to represent House District 62A in south Minneapolis. Sen. Sandy Pappas, right, hosts the annual breakfast. She is a Metro State alumna and has served as an adjunct faculty member. Since 1990, Pappas has represented Senate District 65 in St. Paul. Kent Whitworth, left, is director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society. (Eli Bartz / The Metropolitan)

Metro State alumni lead at the Legislature

Metro State alumni and legislators discussed common goals and the common good at a breakfast in the Minnesota Senate Building on Jan. 25, 2019. The event was organized by the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association.

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