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Personal trainer Kate Leis gave it her best shot in the 100-mile Superior Fall Trail Race. See her story in today's DHJ.

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City Council appoints Sorensen to Spirit of Community Commission

The City Council appointed William Sorensen to the Spirit of Community Commission as a youth liaison for a one-year term.

Sorensen, a senior at Delano High School, will fill a new role created by the City Council earlier this year to provide commission members with more viewpoints from the community.

Sorensen is a “sharp kid,” Council Member Becky Schaust said before making a motion to appoint him to the commission. Her motion was seconded by Mike Mathisen and passed unanimously.

“He has accomplished more in his high school career than most of us have currently in our lives,” she said.

Kate Leis tackles 100-mile Superior trail

Personal trainer Kate Leis recently began the grueling 100-mile Superior Fall Trail Race along the north shore of Lake Superior, only to withdraw after 62 miles due to a pre-existing injury.

It was her ninth time competing on the trail traversing the Sawtooth Mountain Range. She’s finished it seven times.

The race, founded in 1991, begins at Gooseberry Falls State Park north of Two Harbors and ends at the Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen. It is the 10th oldest 100-mile trail race in the country.

This year’s race, which takes about 32 to 36 hours to complete, began Friday, Sept. 8.

Leis, who opened Sunrise Fitness along Railroad Avenue in June 2021, ran 83 miles along the hilly, rugged trail before her body told her to quit.

Delano coach Kim Finn to retire after 2023 season

For 25 years, there’s only been one face leading the way for the Delano girls tennis program. Coach Kim Finn has walked the courts for the Tigers for the past 25 years and after being honored for her commitment and dedication to the program, she announced this season will be her last.

“It’s time,” Finn said about the decision. “I always go off of what Pav (Merrill Pavlovich) said that you’ll just know when it’s time to move on. I’ll be done, but it’s not like I won’t be here. The amount of work it takes to be a head coach and run a program is a lot. That part of it, I won’t miss. If I could just come out here and coach, I would do it for the rest of my life.”

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