NOELLE OLSON (2nd from right) was in the lead pack for the entire race last Saturday. Pictured (from left) Chelsea Johnson, St. Scholastica (winner), Hannah Oneda, Johns Hopkins (3rd), Noelle Olson St. Olaf (2nd) and Michaela Freeby, Willamette (8th). (Submitted photo.)

Olson 2nd at Div. III Nationals

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Former Big Lake cross country standout Noelle Olson completed her first college cross country season in style with St. Olaf.
The freshman capped an outstanding season with a second place finish at the Division III National Championship in Hanover, IN last Saturday.
Olson finished the 6k course in 22:22.3.
Chelsea Johnson of St. Scholastica won the race in 21:11.7.


THE BIG LAKE LIONESS ANNUAL GARAGE SALE drew plenty of shoppers to Lions Park Saturday morning. The Lioness Club has been serving the Big Lake Community for 31 years. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TREE EXPERT Gina Hugo works for the Sherburne County Soil and Water Conservation District.