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Two students at Lester Prairie School were recently selected by Lester Prairie American Legion Auxiliary to attend Boys State and Girls State, which takes place Sunday, June 9 through Saturday, June 15. Evan Lee will attend Boys State at St. John's University in Collegeville, and Emily Rademacher will attend Girls State at Bethel College in St. Paul.
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Alex Williams and Stetson Quast were in awe of the dinosaur fossils they unearthed during "D is for Dinosaur Day" at Winsted Elementary School recently.
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Students in third and fourth grade at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake enjoyed a field trip to the Minnesota Capitol building recently.
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Five votes
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Voters in the Lester Prairie School District got a lesson in the value of each vote May 14 when the district’s $13 million building referendum failed by a narrow margin of five votes, with 470 “no” votes and 465 “yes” votes cast, according to the unofficial results.

Alphabetically counting the days
WINSTED, MN – First-graders at Winsted Elementary School began alphabetically counting down the days to summer May 1, and will continue until Thursday, June 6. Each day, the students are given a letter of the alphabet and a theme for the day. Examples include a dress up day, an activity to complete together, or something fun to bring in.

Waverly celebrates 150 years in July
WAVERLY, MN – The City of Waverly is celebrating its 150th year this year, causing much deliberation during the city council meeting May 14.

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