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On the Street - August 7, 2015

• Jon Thompson, jewelry artist with JT Maui Designs in Alexandria, was recently invited to display at three area art galleries: Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake, Evansville Art Center, and Bridgette’s Main Frames art gallery in Perham. His jewelry features one-of-a-kind creations done in sea glass, driftwood, mixed metals, found objects and natural gemstones. He was also accepted into five juried art shows in the area, the next of which is Saturday, August 8 in Battle Lake.

• Jesse Streed is a recent recipient of tED magazine’s 30 Under 35 Award. This award is given to 30 individuals nationally who are considered rising stars in the electrical distribution industry, all younger than 35. The call drew nominations from mentors, managers and other industry leaders working in the electrical industry. Streed has worked for Dakota Supply Group for almost 13 years, the last seven residing in Alexandria.

• Shannon Leininger, RN, who has worked in rehabilitation care at Ecumen Bethany Community for the past 11 years, was named director of Ecumen Home Care-Bethany. Leininger, who has wide-ranging nursing experience in both long-term and transitional care, is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

• Troy Wunderlich, current dean of students at Alexandria Area High School (AAHS), has accepted the assistant principal position of AAHS effective July 13 for the 2015-16 school year. Wunderlich will replace Bob Brakke, who stepped into the assistant principal for activities position at AAHS. In his position as assistant principal, Wunderlich supervises student discipline, attendance, activities and records. He also assists the principal in the daily operation of the high school.

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