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Good Morning Delano Wednesday, April 25

MAPLE PLAIN, MN – Bagy Jo, located at 5563 Pioneer Creek Dr. Ste. B, Maple Plain, will host Good Morning Delano from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.

This informal networking event, sponsored by Delano Area Chamber of Commerce, take place every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Bagy Jo will supply goodies and beverages.

There is no formal meeting or program.

This event is open to all member and nonmember businesses, as well as the general public.

To inquire about hosting or sponsoring Good Morning Delano or Good Evening Delano, contact DACC Executive Director Ryan Gueningsman at (763) 972-6756. Several months remain open in 2018.

Delano Community Band receives grant

ST. CLOUD, MN – The Central Minnesota Arts Board has awarded $190,345 of grants in support of 30 regional arts projects, including $1,440 for the Delano Community Band.

Criteria used in evaluating applications include: artistic quality and merit, demonstrated need, outcomes and evaluation, and ability to complete the proposal.
Organizations may apply for up to $7,000 with a 25 percent match requirement for any one project or combined projects totaling no more than $7,000 in any one grant round. Funding for these CMAB Grants is provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund, and its Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created by the Voters of Minnesota.
The Delano Community Band, which formed in late 2017, aims to provide two community concerts during the summer, in addition to participating in holiday events.

Vehicle strikes pole on Highway 12

DELANO, MN – A Montrose woman escaped serious injury when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole between Bridge Avenue and Ebersole Avenue Southeast in Delano around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 40-year-old Lisa Novotny was distracted when the eastbound 2002 Oldsmobile Alero she was driving left the roadway and struck a light pole.

Paramedics checked Novotny for injuries, but was not transported to a hospital.

She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

According to the State Patrol, it is unknown if alcohol was involved in the crash.


UPDATE: Delano coach, teacher places 77th in Boston Marathon

BOSTON, MA – With a time of 2:36:55, Delano High School cross country and track coach Jackson Lindquist, who also teaches third grade at Delano Elementary School, finished 77th overall out of nearly 26,000 finishers from 94 countries at the Boston Marathon Monday.

Jackson Lindquist

Jackson Lindquist

Lindquist’s time was about 25 minutes behind the 2:10:46 time put up by overall winner Yuki Kawauchi, and nearly 3 minutes faster than the 2:39:54 put up by Desiree Linden, the fastest woman in the race.

Lindquist averaged 5:59 per mile.

We suspected this was the case, but now we have proof,” a post on the Delano Public Schools Facebook page said. ” . . . Congratulations on a great run, Mr. Lindquist!” 

See more in Friday’s edition of the Delano Herald Journal.


Eichers aids crash victims

NATRONA COUNTY, WY – Martin Eichers, a college sophomore from Delano, was among three North Dakota State University students and one NDSU staff member who came to the aid of two individuals involved in a crash in rural Wyoming Wednesday evening.

Martin Eichers

Martin Eichers

Students and staff were returning from a class trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California when they came upon the crash.

They aided the driver and passenger of the vehicle until emergency personnel arrived.

According to the students and staff member, the driver and passenger were clearly shaken as they attempted to exit the vehicle, which was overturned and laying on its side.

As the crash victims attempted to exit their vehicle, the NDSU representatives helped them do so and fetched blankets and water as they waited for professional help in the form of deputies from the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters, and paramedics in two ambulances and a medical helicopter.

“I think it was definitely good that we stopped,” Eichers said. “It was 10 or 20 minutes, until the next car passed. They were trying to climb out on their own. They probably would have injured themselves without help.”

Eichers was joined by NDSU computer science staff member Benjamin Kading, and fellow students Terrance Hanlon, and Evan Wurden.

“It was pretty natural. Everyone jumped out right away,” said Hanlon. “I’m glad we were there. We are all relieved that the situation is resolved. I think most people would have done what we did in the situation.”

The students were part of two teams that had worked on projects with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the course of the year and had traveled to JPL to meet with their JPL mentors, as well as to tour the laboratory.

They received praise from their advisor for their quick thinking.

“The student response was incredible,” said NDSU computer science assitant professor Jeremy Straub, who accompanied the students on the trip. “Ben’s and the students’ leadership in the situation was unparalleled. It really speaks to the high capabilities and strong values of NDSU’s students.”

April 14 community read discussion cancelled

DELANO, MN – The community read discussion about “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” scheduled for Saturday, April 14, has been cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather.

There will be a discussion of the book 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. At the end of that discussion, those present will decide whether or not to schedule another date to discuss the book further.