People & Events

Girl Scout cookie booths open this weekend

Girl Scout cookie booths will open Saturday at the following locations in Fairmont: Fareway Foods, Hy-Vee, Shopko and Wal-Mart. Girl Scouts also are going door to door. Anyone who does not have a Scout visit can purchase cookies at these booths or may call Judy at (507) 236-2540 to locate a Girl Scout nearby.

Martin Luther to hold Monday event

The class of 2017 will host a Chili Challenge Competition during the Jags home game Monday at Martin Luther High School in Northrop. Area chefs will serve special recipes for sampling and in competing for the trophy. Chili will be available for sampling from 5-7 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. The event is sponsored in part by Thrivent Action Team funds. For more information, call (507) 436-5249 or go to

College News

The following area students were named to the High Honor dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Minnesota State University-Mankato: Armstrong — Mara Irmiter; Blue Earth — Heather Eberline, Krista Hassing, Kassandra Juarez, John Lindsey, Anikka Wilhelmi; Bricelyn — Mikayla Gormley; Butterfield — Stephanie Trejo; Dunnell — Jennifer Petersen; Fairmont — Riann Dietz, Marisa Nelson, Noah Quiring, Sierra Schultz, Jonathan Soucek, Jack Waletich; St. James — Emily Bottem, Shannon Bruce, Anna Haler, Yarillen Hernandez; Winnebago — Benjamin Gettis, Jonathan Mullaly.


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