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Girl Scout Bronze Award project


Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Girl Scout Troop 40181 members Amanda Amdahl, Arianna Huntington, Malia Tessum, and Hannah Luck show their finished “gaga pit” in Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, where the public is invited to play gaga, a form of dodgeball. Photo submitted

Girl Scout Troop 40181 in Lanesboro just completed the Girl Scout Bronze Award leadership project. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (grade 4-5) can earn. Amanda Amdahl, Arianna Huntington, Malia Tessum, and Hannah Luck spent the last six months working as a team to complete the project. Girls were required to identify a community issue they cared about and develop girl-led solutions to positively impact the community.

The girls focused their leadership project on the area of community health; especially keeping kids healthy and active. The troop attended Girl Scout camp last summer and was introduced to the game of gaga, which is a form of dodgeball played in large hexagonal “gaga pit”. The girls liked the idea that the game got kids active and exercising but was also super fun. They also like the idea that once a pit was installed it would be a free activity for local kids and families.

The girls completed a presentation for the Lanesboro Park Board about the community benefits of the project and received permission to install a gaga pit in Sylvan Park. Through Girl Scout cookie sales and donations from local Girl Scout troops, the girls raised over $750 to complete the project.

The girls had the opportunity to develop some building and construction skills and worked as a team to install the pit (along with family support) on May 9.

The girls look forward to seeing local kids and tourists playing gaga this summer.



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New directors welcomed at Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Board of Directors of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the addition of two new directors to its staff. Shirley Mulder has been named director of business. Shirley lives in Lanesboro has a background in statistics, resea ..... 
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The Old Barn Resort is proud to announce 25 years in business in 2015

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Old Barn Resort, located between Preston and Lanesboro, Minn., was established in 1990 and has grown in size and amenities offered ever since. The resort’s namesake, the large 4-story barn, also celebrates 130 years in existence. It was buil ..... 
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“The Letter L” is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Every “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show is a unique work of art, carefully and sometimes crazily choreographed around a theme with music, skits, jokes and more. Coming up on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the show will feature ‘The ..... 
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Half century of service celebrated

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Phil Abrahamson won re-election for another term after a half century of service as Holt Township’s treasurer on March 10. Abrahamson expected to once again take his oath of office, but was surprised by a gathering of friends, a beautiful cake, an ..... 
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Music legend Jonathan Edwards will play at the St. Mane Theatre

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Lanesboro, Minn. – Music legend Jonathan Edwards will perform at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception for all concert attendees following the show, held upstairs in the newly renovated studio space ..... 
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From Lanesboro with love

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Kim Viker This is the story of a Morgan horse and her incredible journey from Lanesboro to Norway. My husband and I have a small farm outside of Lanesboro and raise Angus cattle and Morgan horses, our farm name is Genetic Resources. There a ..... 
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Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Hayden Lawstuen, age 10, had a good time for a good reason during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Chase Strahl, age 7, with dad Jeff Strahl enjoyed good weather during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.
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