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June 24th

St. Cloud State graduates

Mark Zaske of Brownton and Tanner Lilienthal of Glencoe participated in commencement ceremonies at St. Cloud State University on Saturday, May 9. Zaske received a bachelor of science in technology management, magna cum laude. Lilienthal received a bachelor of science in mathematics teaching, cum laude. 

Students on Holy Trinity list

Central Lakes College grads

Savanna Schwegel of Brownton and Adam Nowak of Silver Lake recently graduated from Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Schwegel earned an associate in arts degree and Nowak received a diploma of occupational proficiency for heavy equipment operation and maintenance. 

Gustavus dean’s list students

Jonah Butler, Oakley Clark and Beatrice Winter of Glencoe, and Morgan Sanken of Brownton, were named to the Gustavus Adolphus College dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester. Students on the list have earned a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. 

Iverson named to dean’s list

Samantha Iverson of Glencoe was named to the Minnesota State University, Moorhead, dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester. Iverson is studying speech, language and hearing science. To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 or above. 

Motorcycle deaths up 56% within a year

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motorcycle Safety Center reported last week that motorcycle deaths in Minnesota are up 56 percent from the same period last year.
As of June 19, 25 motorcycle fatalities were reported by the DPS. Since then, a motorcycle death was reported in Sibley County, and a motorcycle driver and a passenger were killed on Interstate 90 near Jackson.
And those are just the fatalities. It seems that motorcycle accidents with injuries also are on the increase.

A roller coaster ride of a different kind

As animals we have natural instincts that tell us what to do, and not do, in order to stay alive. As humans, we love to ignore these instincts and do the craziest things possible. Which is why I found myself 13,000 feet in the air, strapped to a stranger and a piece of canvas and not only willing, but excited to jump.

Put simply: our broken roads are broke!

By Christopher N. Shoff
As the 2015 session finally came to a close last week, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. This has become an annual disappointment for the members of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC).
Freeborn County Engineer Sue Miller’s 7-year-old daughter might have said it best, “Our Broken Roads are Broke!” Out of the mouths of babes comes something so profound, and such a simple summary of the situation. “Our Broken Roads are Broke!”

Brownton man fatally injured in crash

Martin Phillip Klockmann Jr., 46, of Brownton, was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Major Avenue and 75th Street, southeast of Brownton.

According to the McLeod County Sheriff's Office, Klockmann was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram, and Donald Lester Harbarth, 76, of Glencoe, was driving a 1993 International 9000 series semi-truck, when the two vehicles collided.

Dairy Day, Glencoe Days celebrations on tap this week

The annual Glencoe Days celebration is set for June 26-27.
A predecessor to the actual celebration will be the Dairy Day celebration on Thursday, June 25. That day’s activities include the Glencoe Lions Club picnic, machinery hill, Glencoe Fire Department display and “Adventures in Dairy Land,” all from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oak Leaf Park. The midway amusement rides also will open at 5 p.m. that day.