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Local/National Faith Briefs

Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of Americas will meet Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 pm. Mass. A light lunch will be served followed by the business meeting. Holy Redeemer fundraiser starts today The Catholic Schools Raffle returns this winter to Holy ...

I believe these things are true

I have worked during the Advent season to avoid writing my weekly column about politics. Instead, I have tried to devote myself to focusing on Christianity, given the whole season exists due to the birth of Jesus. On my radio show, I occasionally branch off from the daily news and politics into ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

GriefShare: Surviving the Death of a Spouse is Jan. 7 Loss of a Spouse seminar is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, at the Holy Redeemer gathering area. The seminar is a helpful, nondenominational, encouraging evening. At a Loss of a Spouse event you will learn what to expect in the weeks and months ...

Women in clergy becoming a growing trend across the US

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Cristy Schoob is grateful and blessed, maybe even a bit lucky, she got the message when she did. At the end of her sophomore year, she handed her yearbook to her pastor and asked him to sign it. He did so and left a note that set up the rest of her life: “What a ...

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Campus Notes for Jan. 9

South Dakota State University announces dean’s list The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence after the fall 2018 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a ...

Campus Notes for Jan. 2

Workforce Development scholarship available Minnesota West Community & Technical College — Minnesota West will be awarding 10 $2500 scholarships for the fall 2019 term. These scholarships are targeted for Minnesota residents who are majoring in high-demand occupations in the areas of ...

Campus Notes for Dec. 19

SDSU students unveil products at national conference Ten South Dakota State University students unveiled student-designed products at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16. The conference was the first opportunity ...

SMSU Briefs for Dec. 5

Tuba Christmas Dec. 8 The annual “Tuba Christmas” will be on performed at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Student Center lobby at Southwest Minnesota State University. There will be a 9 a.m. rehearsal in the SMSU band room, FA 135. Participation for this band is open to all low brass players ...

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LaPanta, McMahon

MILROY — Lauren Melissa LaPanta and Marcus Christopher McMahon announce their engagement. LaPanta is the daughter of Kari LaPanta of Prior Lake and the granddaughter of Ken and Rae Ann Flesner of Milroy. She is a graduate of Farmington High School and Dakota County Technical College. McMahon ...

Beukelman, Deutz

MARSHALL — Lauren Beukelman and Austin Deutz were married Sept. 15, 2018, in Marshall. Parents of the bride are Scott and Marcia Beukelman of Marshall. Beukelman is a 2009 graduate of Canby High School and attended Minnesota State University in Mankato. She received her MBA from Southwest ...

Brewers, Collins

MARSHALL — Lindsey Brewers and Ryan Collins announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mark (“Bert”) and Kellie Brewers of Marshall and Pat and Kim Collins of Andover. Brewers is a 2008 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2012 graduate of The University of Minnesota, ...

Begley, Kontz

MARSHALL — Kayleigh Begley and Hunter Kontz announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mark and Margaret Begley of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jim and Jill Kontz of Marshall. Begley is a graduate of Millard North High School in Omaha and a 2017 graduate of Creighton University in Omaha ...