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I remember a graduate studies class where a friend brought a tray of brownies to share. I sampled a small one and then she asked all of us how we liked them. I think I may have been honest and said, "It's good, but I can taste a bit of coffee." She replied, "It's made of beans."
Unlike many who try out for a play, Erika Soukup didn't want the lead in this year's Pine River-Backus Community Education production of "Alice in Wonderland." She wanted to be the Mad Hatter.
Brock Tesdahl, 25 of Hopkins, has once again taken first at the Run for the Lakes Marathon, April 27 among 161 runners with a time of 2:38:26. There were 20 minutes between Tesdahl and the next Marathon finisher. The first female marathon registrant to cross the line was first timer Megan Sauer os Lismore, Minnesota, with a time of 3:14:01. Combined with the 5k, 10k, half marathon and relay there were 966 racers. Jordan Roby of Wayzata was the first finisher for the men's 10k with 39:28 (which may be a course record) and Betsy Hills of Alexandria came in at 46:30.
Sometimes the things we do without expectation of recognition or reward earn us just that, at least that is what Pine River-Backus senior Dylan Malz learned recently. "I'm the type of person, if you see someone who needs help, no matter the situation, you should help them," Malz said. "You shouldn't expect anything in return. It's the right thing to do."
Despite a rocky start to the season, the Pequot Lakes Patriotics First Robotics team now finds itself competing at the world competition in Detroit through Saturday, April 28. The team was on an alliance that took first at a March 31 regional robotics meet in Minneapolis, qualifying for the world competition that started Wednesday, April 25. The team was nearly eliminated during a Duluth meet where coach Nate Novak said it placed almost last because of a programming glitch and unfortunate alliance pairing.
I'm afraid to blink. I feel like when my eyes open again it will be snowing. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Of course, with the onset of this amazing weather, so too comes the return of outdoor friendly activities. I bought a bicycle trainer (a tension wheel for the back of my bicycle) so I could ride bike all winter and get into a hobby I haven't done since about ninth grade.
Select faculty at Pequot Lakes High School recently heard a success story with the school's new internship program when Eric Lundborg talked about his time interning with Lonesome Cottage in Pequot Lakes. Lundborg is the first student to complete his internship since the program started at the beginning of the school year. He presented to PLHS Principal Aaron Nelson, Career Adviser Amy Sjoblad and others as an example of the program's success. Also present was Lundborg's intern mentor and boss at Lonesome Cottage, Jill Andersen.
The city of Pine River received a positive audit report from Chris Clasen with the firm Justin, Clasen and Company, as well as recommendations for improvement.
Many would describe their senior year of high school as being one of the best years of their life, but tragedy in the fall of 2017 left a negative mark for Pine River-Backus senior Taylor Vredenburg, of Backus. "I lost my boyfriend in a car accident," Vredenburg said. "I guess I just put that aside here at school and did what I was supposed to do to keep a positive attitude with it all."
OK, OK, so my column is called Grim's Grub and that suggests that all the recipes I share should be food recipes, but hear me out. Sometimes the coolest things you can do at home are homemade projects. Some of the coolest games or toys are those you put a little personal effort into. That being said, I find that the more things I know how to make (food or otherwise), the happier I am. I hope that is true for you as well.