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Mayo offers mall-walking perks

FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has launched a new program, “Mayo Clinic Mile at Five Lakes Centre,” which encourages area residents to walk at the mall and earn perks.

Mayo Clinic Health System and Five Lakes Centre are issuing cards to track mall-walking miles. Those who walk 25 miles in one month can earn a free T-shirt. The climate-controlled environment makes exercise easier during the winter months. Distance markers help walkers track their progress.

Tracking cards are available at the wall-mounted card rack on the south end of the mall, as well as at Minuteman Press in the mall. Cards also can be picked up at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont administration, 800 Medical Center Drive, Fairmont.

“A regular exercise program such as walking burns calories, boosts energy and mood, promotes sleep and decreases a person’s risk of diabetes, stroke and heart attack,” says Dr. Timothy Sheneman, an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Mall-walking hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Fairmont wins speech contest

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont High School speech team won the recent Mankato Loyola Crusader Classic speech tournament in Mankato.

St. Peter was second, while Mankato East finished third.

Fairmont varsity individual results follow:

Champion in oratory – Grace Higgins

Champion in duo – Isabell Geiger and Tabitha Thatcher

Champion in prose – Apoorva Komaragiri

Champion in drama – Izzy Munsch

Second place in prose – Kaycie Brookens

Second place in extemporaneous speaking – Weston Loughmiller

Second place in storytelling – Annika Wheeler

Second place in extemporaneous reading – Emily Kerekes

Third place in great speeches – Bethany Linse

Third place in humorous – Izzy Munsch

Fourth place in informative speaking – Emily Kerekes

Fourth place in prose – Isabell Geiger

Fifth place in discussion – Bergen Senf

Fifth place in drama – Kara Fischer

Fairmont novice individual results follow:

Champion in discussion – Solveig Senf

Champion in humorous – Paige Linse

Third place in prose – Brynn Gustafson

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