Calliope Thomsen plays catch with a teammate before their kindergarten T-ball game on Monday morning on the field behind the swimming pool.
Running a Summer Recreation program takes patience, organization and dedication. Dace and Cassie Van Watermeulen can attest to that. The Van Waterneulens have been director of the Minneota Summer Rec program for five years now. With so many kids involved, it's a little like running a city-wide daycare center.
Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water.
The Minneota Community Swimming Pool opened for the summer on Monday and over 40 kids took advantage of it within the first hour. Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water. Jace Bitker, 8, jumps off the diving board.
Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water.
The Minneota Community Swimming Pool opened for the summer on Monday and over 40 kids took advantage of it within the first hour. Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water. Jace Bitker, 8, jumps off the diving board.
Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water.
The Minneota Community Swimming Pool opened for the summer on Monday and over 40 kids took advantage of it within the first hour. Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water. Jace Bitker, 8, jumps off the diving board.
The Minneota Public School had this impressive sign listing state championship teams in all sports installed replacing the old one on the east side of town.
The Minneota Public School had this impressive sign listing state championship teams in all sports installed replacing the old one on the east side of town.
Abby Turner
Even though she grew up in South Dakota, Abby Turner recalls coming to Boxelder Bug Days as a small child. Now the talented musician will be returning to perform on stage this fall.
Calliope Thomsen plays catch with a teammate before their kindergarten T-ball game on Monday morning on the field behind the swimming pool.
Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water.
Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water.
Bensyn Gregoire, 8, left, and James Harms, 10, were among the first to jump in the water.
The Minneota Public School had this impressive sign listing state championship teams in all sports installed replacing the old one on the east side of town.
Abby Turner

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The Minneota Vultures Junior Legion team placed third in the Perham tournament, Front row, left to right: Jack Lacek, Isaac Pohlen, Kellen Bradley, Joey Lacek, Adam Dalager, Ryan Meagher, Parker Bradley. Back row, left to right: Coach J.D. Pesch, Ryan Dalager, Keaton Jurrens, Kyson Arndt, Sara Gruenes (manager), Brody Larson, Eli Gruenes, Carson Javers, Coach Keven Larson.

The Minneota Vultures Junior Legion won two of three games at the Perham Invitational and placed third among eight teams on Saturday and Sunday.

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John Donald Christensen was born on August 29th, 1928 in Dawson, MN, to Carl and Nina (Gunlogson) Christensen.

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