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January 18th, 2017

Rakow named to dean’s list

Mercy Rakow of Silver Lake was among the students named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. To be named to the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Welch named to honor list

Samantha Welch, Glencoe, was one of 272 students named to the honor list for fall semester 2016 at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. The top 25 percent of students are named to the list.
 

Locals named to SMSU lists

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU), Marshall, has announced its fall semester high honors and honors lists. Ashley Kuphal and Briana Sondergaard of Glencoe were both named to the high honors list, which includes students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average. Named to the honors list, which includes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, are Korine Schuette, Brownton; Ashley Alsleben and Christopher Ross of Glencoe; and Riley Burgstahler, Stewart.

NDSU names fall dean’s list

North Dakota State University recently released its fall dean’s list. Area students who were named to the list include: Mitchell Rothstein, accounting, and Tristan Weber, construction management, both of Glencoe; and Joshua Yurek, mechanical engineering, of Silver Lake. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale to be named to the dean’s list.
 

Ridgewater fall dean’s list

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2017 state legislative session is off and running

To The Editor,
The 2017 legislative session began Jan. 3. I am looking forward to being chair of the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee and having a hand in crafting policy for our state’s transportation infrastructure. I also will serve on the Capital Investment Committee, the Finance Committee, the Rules and Administration Committee, and the State Government Finance and Policy Committee.

Gruenhagen presents update on new session

To The Editor,
We are back in St. Paul again. Last Tuesday, there was a ceremony where representatives took the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea.
I am pleased to say that Kurt Daudt was once again elected Speaker of the House. Speaker Daudt has led our caucus with integrity, and held to our conservative principles for the last four years, both in the minority and majority, against extreme democratic politicians. I look forward to his continued leadership.

GSL Knowledge Bowl teams compete at CMCS, St. Francis

This past weekend, Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Knowledge Bowl teams went two directions. The seventh-and eighth-grade teams went to Central Minnesota Christian School (CMCS) in Prinsburg, while the high school teams went to St. Francis High School for its Rumble on the Rum. (CMCS is a relatively small school in the region, and had asked GSL to send no more than three teams, but GSL has seven to eight teams.)

Minnesota Nice sends record number of packages

Minnesota Nice, a local effort that provides care packages to military personnel during the holiday season, sent a record number of packages this year.
Linda Krueger, who helps coordinate the effort, said that 284 packages were shipped this season, 19 more than were shipped last season.
“We really need to thank everyone who donated and helped,” said Krueger of Minnesota Nice’s record season.