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Erickson, McLaughlin Help Educate SMSU Students About Election Process
SMSU students Bella Erickson and Carter McLaughlin are enthused about student interest in the upcoming presidential election.

Lee Kanten ’74 Finds a New Kind of Busy in Retirement
Although Lee Kanten’s globetrotting days are over, he feels the best of his creative days may still be ahead of him.
Kanten, a 1974 alumnus, and his wife Jeanie (Strube) have moved from the Twin Cities, where they owned the video production company Lee Pictures Inc., to Ortonville, population 1,916, on the southern edge of Big Stone Lake, on the South Dakota border. It’s his hometown, and he’s glad to be back.


SMSU First-Year Student Enrollment Up 17.5 Percent
Southwest Minnesota State University is excited to welcome 349 new first-year students to campus this fall, an increase of 17.5 percent. It is the largest incoming class since 2016. Overall enrollment also increased slightly with the university serving 2,431 degree-seeking students according to 10-day statistics.

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