Dakota Midday: Alan Page
Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and football legend is speaking in Sioux Falls at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. Alan Page spent 22 years on the state's high court. Page grew up in Canton, Ohio and first gained fame as a defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970's. He put himself through law school while playing professional football. Alan Page believed education is key to success. He runs the Page Educational Foundation which has awarded $12 million in grants to 6,000 students of color at Minnesota post-secondary schools in the last 26 years. Alan Page retired from the bench in August.