Scandia Lions to host Jessie Diggins


Olympic cross country skier Jessie Diggins will be the guest of honor at the Scandia Marine Lions Club meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the Scandia Community Center, 14727 N. 209th St.

Diggins was a star skier at Stillwater High School, winning three individual championships and leading the team to two championships. Twice she won the Kortelopet, sister race of the American Birkebeiner.

At the World Cup level she was a winner in team sprints and skied the anchor leg in the 4 x 5 relay.

At the Sochi Olympics she placed eighth in the skiathlon, 13th in individual sprints and 40th in the 30-kilometer freestyle race. She also anchored the ninth-place 4 x 5 relay team.

The Lions breakfast is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made at [email protected] or by calling Denny Seefeldt at 651-433-5999.

Olympic biathlete Leif Nordgren of Marine on St. Croix will be a guest speaker at a future date.