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Short takes for Feb. 4

February 4, 2011
Marshall Independent

Digital mammography at Sanford

THUMBS UP: Breast cancer detection is about to be enhanced in an area city, as Sanford Canby will soon put into use new digital mammography. Sanford currently uses a mobile digital machine that it employs once a week. But come this spring, the campus will have an on-site digital mammography machine installed, meaning more convenience for patients who won't have to schedule specific appointments for mammograms on a certain day during the week.

Football signings

THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the area high school football players who are taking their talents to the next level. Four area players signed letters of intent Wednesday, joining a number of others who will continue playing at the Division III?level. And of all the athletes who are moving on to the next level, two are staying home and playing at Southwest Minnesota State University.

MnSCU?chooses passion over experience

THUMBS UP: MnSCU trustees say Steven Rosenstone's passion outweighed the experience Utah commissioner of higher education William Sederburg would bring to the table in choosing their next chancellor. They believed in that passion so much so that the final vote wasn't even close - 14-1 in favor of Rosenstone. That's quite a margin when it comes to choosing between two qualified finalists. Time will tell how this will play out, and it wouldn't be fair to judge the decision so soon, but it appears Rosenstone really made an impact on the Board of Trustees.



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