Point at that pinky, Justice Alan Page insists

Professional Football Hall of Famer and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page reads his book, “Alan Page and the Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky,” to third-graders May 2 at Groveland Elementary School in Minnetonka.

Professional Football Hall of Famer and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page reads his book, “Alan Page and the Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky,” to third-graders May 2 at Groveland Elementary School in Minnetonka.

Page injured his pinky finger 45-years-ago playing football for the Minnesota Vikings. It now bends outwards at a 90-degree angle.

Page injured his pinky finger 45-years-ago playing football for the Minnesota Vikings. It now bends outwards at a 90-degree angle.

Page, a Defensive Tackle during his football years, answered questions about his pinky. Page also talked about the importance of education and learning, saying you can never stop learning. While still playing for the Vikings, Page attended the University of Minnesota Law School.

Page, a Defensive Tackle during his football years, answered questions about his pinky. Page also talked about the importance of education and learning, saying you can never stop learning. While still playing for the Vikings, Page attended the University of Minnesota Law School.

Page has been a Supreme Court Justice, the first African American to sit on that court, for 20 years and says they are forced to retire at 70. At 67 with three years left, he says would maybe want to be a teacher afterwards.

Page has been a Supreme Court Justice, the first African American to sit on that court, for 20 years and says they are forced to retire at 70. At 67 with three years left, he says would maybe want to be a teacher afterwards.

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He injured it while making a tackle. He told the kids that his teammate yanked the finger straight, and was on the field the very next play. He said dislocating it numerous other times is what set it at a 90-degree angle. He joked with the kids that it can be used as a good turn signal.

He injured it while making a tackle. He told the kids that his teammate yanked the finger straight, and was on the field the very next play. He said dislocating it numerous other times is what set it at a 90-degree angle. He joked with the kids that it can be used as a good turn signal.

Page’s book will raise money for the Page Education Foundation, which through financial assistance helps kids attend college. In turn, they would continue to volunteer in their community.

Page’s book will raise money for the Page Education Foundation, which through financial assistance helps kids attend college. In turn, they would continue to volunteer in their community.

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