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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Crookston’s Brekken and Gillette selected for 68th Minn. Girls State

  • Viken, Crane, Trandem picked as alternates; all will be seniors at CHS in the fall
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  •     The Nels T Wold Post 20 American Legion Auxiliary has selected Danica Brekken, daughter of Jaclyn  Brekken and Kevin Brekken and Kari Gillette, daughter of  Kim and Bill  Gillette to  represent Crookston at the 68th Annual Minnesota Girls State from June 15-20 at the University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minn.                
        Hayley Viken, Madison Crane, and Danelle Trandem  have been chosen as the alternates. They all will  be seniors at Crookston High School in the fall.   
        The weeklong experience will consist of participation in the various levels and branches of our Minnesota government. Every girl will hold an office.    
        There will be campaigning and elections. There will be precinct caucuses and state conventions.         
        Highlights of the week will be the Inauguration of the Governor and State Constitutional officers and legislative sessions will be held in the House and Senate chambers at the State Capitol in St Paul. Mock Trials will be held in the Supreme Court chambers.

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