Jan. 8 St. Joseph people

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Derek Larson, St. Joseph,  joined the Board of Directors at the Stearns History Museum in November. Larson is a history and environmental studies professor at College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. He will be on a research sabbatical from January through August 2021, exploring the impacts of the 1918 influenza pandemic on Stearns County. Larson will work with

Jan. 8 Sartell people

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Two Sartell students have been named to Montana State University undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2020. Margaret Kulus was named to the president’s list for a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester. Nolan Miller was named to the dean’s list for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or above for the semester. The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named

Dec. 25 Sartell people

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Thomas Raden, of Sartell, participated in NCAA Division II men’s golf for Bemidji State University during the 2020-21 season. He is a junior majoring in project management. Four Sartell students recently graduated Dec. 12 during virtual commencement from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Mckenna Hupf, bachelor’s degree in sociology; Bailey Mumm, bachelor’s degree in nursing, magna cum laude; Virginia Pilles, bachelor’s degree

Dec. 25 St. Joseph people

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Noel Teigen of St. Joseph was named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Teigen is majoring in nursing. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 or greater grade-point average. Traci Haugen, clerical, and Theresa Kotsmith, behavior resource specialist, of Kennedy Community School were recognized at the Nov. 18 Educational Support Staff Awards by

Dec. 11 St. Joseph people

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Jess Bakken, Sojourn Counseling Group, has opened a new location in St. Joseph offering outpatient individual therapy either in person or via Telehealth. Bakken has 20 years experience, 12 in a high school setting. She has worked closely with women, families and teens on issues of addiction, anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, abuse, trauma, grief/loss and codependency. Huskies Scholarships awarded

Dec. 11 Sartell people

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Two Sartell students will perform in Gustavus Adolphus College’s annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship service virtually this year. They are Laura Schwichtenberg and Maia Trombley. The service, which was recorded in late October, will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Following the debut of the video, it will be available on-demand. Visit gustavus.edu/ccc to watch the

Nov. 27 St. Joseph People

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Sarah Gainey has been named non-formal Environmental Educator of the Year by Minnesota Association for Environmental Education. Gainey is the assistant director and education coordinator of preK-12 education & volunteers at St. John’s Outdoor University. Not only has Sarah worked to provide education to school-aged students, she has also mentored more than a dozen Environmental Education Fellows in addition to

Nov. 13 St. Joseph people

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  Annette Atkins, professor emerita at College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, was named a historian laureate by the Stearns County Board of Commissioners at its Nov. 3 meeting. The honor recognizes her professionalism, zest for history, and more than 30 years of service promoting the rich history of Stearns County and Central Minnesota. A historian laureate promotes the