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Citizens League to honor retiring Justice Alan Page for his civic engagement

Page will retire in August from the Minnesota Supreme Court when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.

Justice Alan Page, who retires next month from the state Supreme Court upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70, will be honored this fall by the Citizens League for his years of civic engagement.

Page, a former star pro football player, was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1992. He and his wife, Diane, founded the Page Education Foundation, which provides grants and support to students of color.

The Citizens League event is Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Tickets are $25 for League members, $35 for others.

The League says Page was the speaker at its first Policy and Pint event 10 years ago. Executive Director Sean Kershaw said:

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Justice Page embodies the values of civic leadership in the public policy space that the League promotes as an organization. … [He} stands for so many great things: community involvement, mentorship to the next generation and responsibility to those around you. Our annual event highlights that kind of leadership.