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An evening at the state fair PDF Print E-mail

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By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

An unexpected trip to Minneapolis found me at my oldest son’s home for an evening, and plans were quickly made.
The “big one’, the Minnesota State Fair, was on, and a free concert by Boyz II Men was playing.
The question of, “Hey Mom, would you babysit?” was met with, “Who did you say was playing?”
When it was learned that I also loved their music, the mood suddenly changed, and we were all going to the Fair to take in the sights and sounds.

A crowded Minnesota State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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The Minnesota State Fair can be a crowded place, as it was this past week. Many local people are showing their animals at the annual fair. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.
Sidewalk Superintendents have their say on project PDF Print E-mail

FROM MY FRONT WINDOWbyron higgin-newtif

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

This may be a small town, but there’s never a shortage of things happening around here.
Right now we’ve got the street project. That’s brought out more Sidewalk Superintendents than Minneota has Boxelder Bugs.
Talk about opinions .... the sidewalks are not the same, they’re too big, they don’t match, they’re too high or too low and the street is not as wide as it was, it’s too low and why isn’t it in yet?

State Fair is 'icing on the cake' PDF Print E-mail

BY GAYLE VANVOORENgaylevanvooren

Mascot Ediot

The new school year is here, and the first day was a warm one for our students. August 23 is the earliest the doors have ever opened and it was met with some reluctance by many in our district.
I visited both schools on opening day and it seemed like everything was running smoothly. The dehumidification was working well at the public school, although it got a little warm in the lunch room, I’m told. I also feel sure that it was warm on the upper floor at St. Edward’s where there is no air conditioning of any kind.

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