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Delano parent aims at to start club archery team

In an attempt to start a competitive club archery team at Delano High School (DHS), resident Renee Molstad recently posted a petition on social media, asking parents and students to sign to demonstrate an interest in the sport. However, an extensive list of prerequisites means that the odds of a team being formed ahead of the beginning of the season in December are slim.
A 1994 Delano graduate, Molstad, and her family recently moved back to the area from Champlin, where her daughter Danielle participated in the archery program offered by Jackson Middle School and Champlin Park High School.

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Community rallies to find lost dog 28 miles away from home

In a great community effort, the City of Delano pulled together to locate a lost dog 28 miles away from home. Molly, a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie mix, escaped from owner Randy Sayers when he stopped at the Delano Coborn’s on Sunday, Sept. 18. Molly escaped from a partially opened back window, leaving Sayers frantic to find her.

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Local anglers finish 10th at MWC World Championship

Local anglers Don Marx of Delano, and Joe Lindell, of Buffalo finished 10th in the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit (MWC) World Championship in Oconto, WI, last week.
According to the MWC website, under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit is North America’s longest-running and the undisputed leader in team walleye tournaments and has set the standard for competitive walleye fishing for the past 38 years and has directly donated hundreds of thousands and helped raise millions of dollars to support walleye & conservation programs nationwide.

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Old friends joining forces at Stein’s Barber Shop

Lifelong friends Fran Stein and Lowell McKinley are now working out of Stein’s Barber Shop on Bridge Avenue.
McKinley, a Delano resident, has been barbering since he finished barber school in 1965. Stein has been a barber since 1967. Stein and McKinley have known each other since 1966, and the two have 112 years of experience, but this will be the first time the two men have worked together.

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Ottos’ glads take home two awards at State Fair

Gladiolus growers Jim and Karen Otto and their “glads” added to their long list of awards earlier this month. At the Minnesota State Fair Gladiolus Show, Otto’s flowers received a grand champion and the Mel Schrimpf award.
The Ottos have been growing gladioli, or glads, on a large scale for over two decades and have found success every year since they took them to their first show in New Ulm in 2010.
“12 years of prize-winning glads,” said Jim.

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Local filmmaker selected to showcase comedy short at Catalyst Institute

Since getting into the film industry about a decade ago, Delano native Ryan Gilmer estimates that he’s been involved with somewhere between 300 and 350 projects, including about 50 films he’s produced himself.
This Friday, Gilmer’s animated comedy short, “Stinky’s Big Adventure,” will be shown at the Catalyst Institute’s content festival in Duluth, MN. The content festival is the finale of a larger event called the North Star Story Summit, which also included the Duluth Superior Film Festival, and Minnesota WebFest.

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