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Chamber to host ’80s-themed celebration Saturday, April 6

DELANO, MN – Great Scott. The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce is going back to the ‘80s.

The annual DACC celebration dinner is set for Saturday, April 6 at the Delano American Legion. Stahlke Bus Service has been selected as the 2019 Business of the Year by the DACC and will be formally recognized at the event.

“Stahlke Bus Service has been a long-standing, successful member of our business community, and this recognition is very appropriate, as they recently celebrated more than 70 years in business,” said DACC Executive Director Ryan Gueningsman.

The event will feature happy hour beginning at 6 p.m., an all-you-can-eat buffet at 7 p.m., and the silent and live auctions and business of the year recognition will follow. Past DACC President Brad Felknor of Felknor and Associates will also receive his presidential plaque.

Following the brief program, live music by The M8Ds, sponsored by Minnesota Lakes Bank and Brandt Companies, will take place. The M8Ds, described as “a Cheap Trick meets Blink 182 version of ‘80s pop dance tunes,” began when two guys simply set out to do something that rocks. The band enjoys bringing the music of the 1980s with a pop-punk twist to the masses. The band features Chris Colway, Tim Walterson, Kurt Bakken, and Brian on bass.

CorTrust Bank will provide party favors and décor. A limited number of tickets will be sold and are available at Minnesota Lakes Bank, CorTrust Bank, Coborn’s, and the DACC office. The cost is $25 per person.

“This is an event that is for both chamber and community,” Gueningsman said. “Each year, we get a nice mix of chamber members and folks from the area.”

Silent/live auction items are being sought. Contact the DACC office at 763-972-6756 to donate or for more information.

Techams chosen for high school all-star series this weekend

Blogpic5Matt Kane
Sports Editor

Delano senior guard Derek Techam will play on the Maroon team in the 37th BlogpiccoachTecham2 hfannual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series March 29-30.

Techam was one of 40 players selected for the series, which includes four teams. He will play for his dad, Terry Techam, Delano’s head coach, and Tigers’ assistant Jamie Longstreet.

Maroon opens the tournament Friday night at 8:30 p.m. against Gold at Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State. Saturday’s schedule will include games at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. A halftime 3 point shooting contest will take place on both dates. The 2019 MBCA McDonald Award will be presented in a between-games ceremony on Saturday.

Lenten seafood dinner Friday, March 22

DELANO, MN – St. Peter Catholic Church, 204 River St. S., will host a lenten seafood dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 22. It will feature baked and fried cod, deep-fried shrimp, mac and cheese, shrimp scampi, and more. A free-will offering will be collected.

Native species presentation Thursday, March 21

DELANO, MN – Are you interested in native plants? If so, you are welcome to join the Big Woods Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 201 Buffalo St., Delano. Tracy, with Natural Shore Technologies, will be talking about different types of native species and why they are beneficial to the environment.

Delano Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, March 21

DELANO, MN – Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N., will host the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce regular meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 21. This will be a joint meeting with the Wright County Economic Development Partnership and will address workforce needs. RSVP to by Tuesday.

Love INC-Heartland annual celebration Tuesday, March 19

DELANO, MN – Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Rd. SE, Delano, will host the rescheduled Love INC-Heartland annual meeting celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.  For more information, contact Lori Bergh at or 763-972-6547 ext. 1 or Julie Maas-Kusske at