Mariah Daninger of Forest Lake was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council. Daninger will study Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities starting in September. The leadership council is awarding a total of $30,000 to incoming and current students to study agricultural education at the University of Minnesota’sTwin Cities [...]
Dancers from The Dance Factory earned eight double platinum trophies at the Showstopper regional dance competition at Jefferson High School in Bloomington on March 28-30. The team of Lindsay Bartlett, Sydney Moore, Aly Proulx, Rhiannon Lasch, Stephanie Noyes, Karlee Kluge and Emily Navara received an award for their tap routine, “Light ‘Em Up.” The dance [...]
Rachel Johnson on East Bethel, who sells free-range poultry from her backyard, won the USDA-sponsored Cutest Bird Photo Contest with a chicken picture. A two-year-old wheaten Frizzled Cochin bantam named Miss Tequila Sunrise was the subject of the photograph. She is the second in her family to gain national publicity. Tequila’s sister Magnolia, a black [...]
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