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BC-MN--Minnesota Weekend Exchange Digest, MN

August 28, 2018

Here are the Minnesota AP Member Exchange Features for Sept. 1-3:

FOR SATURDAY-SUNDAY:

EXCHANGE-YOUNG EAGLE SCOUT

WOODBURY, Minn. — Phillip Lorenz defied the norm and earned Eagle Scout at age 13, but his Boy Scout journey is far from complete. The Woodbury native is still camping and chasing scouting experiences this summer. He’s training for a leadership role with his troop. And he’s planning ahead for a life in scouting. By Lucas Johnson, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 613 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-COFFIN MAKER

WINONA, Minn. — You may have seen it for sale on Facebook or Craigslist in Winona. “Handcrafted semi traditional toe pincher coffins,” the description says. “They make an excellent conversation piece coffee table, with storage, until needed for official use.” Winona County resident Barry Coleman is quite the character and coffin maker. His hobby start when his son went to college in the Twin Cities for movie production and called up Dad — a hobby woodworker — and asked him to make a coffin for a movie. By Tesla Mitchell, Winona Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 610 words, photos.

FOR MONDAY:

EXCHANGE-INDIAN HORSE RELAY

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — By many accounts, the sport of Indian horse relay has a 500-year history on the Great Plains. And for the past six years, the high-speed bareback relay-style horse racing has been drawing crowds to Canterbury Park in Shakopee. More than a dozen top Indian horse relay teams from tribes across the country recently competed at Canterbury. By Nina Moini, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 561 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-MAYO MEMORIES

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Five former Mayo Clinic employees recently sat down together to swap stories and memories for the first time in 50 years. They met in the 1960s when all five worked at the clinic as surgical recorders, updating medical records for patients. By Lydia Hansen, Post Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 754 words, photo.

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