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Mayo to host diversity program

MANKATO — On July 12, Mayo Clinic Health System will host “Taking Adversity Out of Diversity,” a program to discover more effective ways to connect with colleagues, neighbors and the community at the Verizon Center in downtown Mankato.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., with the program at 6:30 p.m. The presenter will be Dr. Maura Cullen, author of the book “35 Dumb Things Well Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap.”

This event is free and open to all. RSVP is appreciated. Email your name and number of guests by Tuesday to Sammon.Jamie@mayo.edu

For more information, visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org/classes-and-events/ mankato-taking-adversity-out-of-diversity

Memorial group seeks verifications

FAIRMONT — The Martin County Veterans Memorial Committee has announced that the granite wall panels for the memorial will be installed this summer.

The committee says veterans names to be engraved have been compiled. It is asking that the names be reviewed by all veterans and families who have submitted applications as of June 30. This is to ensure that the names are spelled correctly and if a family veteran name grouping is being requested.

Verification of the names can be made by visiting the committee’s website at www.mcvw.org. Names are listed under Name/Spelling Verification, but the committee notes that the names are not in alphabetical order. For corrections, contact Steve Fosness at (507) 230-1532.

Veterans names will be added semi-annually for applications received after this initial engraving. The cost is $200.

Teen climbs out of sinkhole

OLIVIA (AP) — A 16-year-old driver in Minnesota had to climb out the back window of his car after he drove into a sinkhole following heavy rains.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says the sinkhole formed after a culvert under the road washed out. The driver wasn’t injured in the Tuesday accident.

The driver’s grandmother, Candace Leopold, says the teen had gotten his driver’s license last month and only had the car for a few weeks. She says he had been going to work at a farm near Redwood Falls.

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