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The Letcher Volunteer Fire Department held their annual “Texas Hold ‘Em” poker tournament fundraiser on Saturday evening, Jan. 21. A total of 64 poker players entered the friendly competition. The top three finishers were Patrick Hughes (second place), Brian Feistner (first place) and Harvey Fouberg (third place).  In addition, the high hand for the night was won by Dave Holthus.

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Dr. T. J. Hansen, formerly of Letcher, was recognized as a 2022 Outstanding Educator by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The Minnesota State system serves approximately 340,000 students across seven state universities and 26 community and technical colleges. As a faculty member at Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MSUM), Hansen teaches undergraduate courses in Economics and graduate courses in Healthcare Economics and Quantitative Methods. Dr. Hansen is the daughter of James Northrup of Mitchell, formerly of Letcher. 

For additional information, visit https://www.minnstate.edu/stories/botawards/index.html.

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Forestburg — Local electric service provider Central Electric Cooperative has partnered with industry allies to donate $7,000 toward the Sanborn County 4-H building addition. The donation includes $2,500 from Central Electric, $2,500 from CoBank and $2,000 from Basin Electric Power Cooperative. 

The addition will double the size of the existing 6,000-square-foot building located along Highway 34 in Forestburg. Project blueprints call for mostly open space to better accommodate youth activities, exhibits, shooting sports and large community events. The plans also include a family handicap-accessible restroom and off-kitchen storage room. 

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