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Business Briefs for Aug. 30

August 30, 2010
Marshall Independent

Avera Marshall announces August Spirit of Excellence Award Winner

Tammy Hasert, patient care aide in the hospital, has been chosen to receive the "Spirit of Excellence" Award for August 2010 from Avera Marshall. Each month the award is given to an employee who demonstrates the medical center's values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship.

Hasert has worked at Avera Marshall since November 2007.

Krupp, Olson hired at SW/WC Service Cooperative

Andrew Krupp was recently hired as a school psychologist and Stacy Olson has been hired as a response to intervention specialist at the SW/WC Service Cooperative.

As a school psychologist, Krupp will collaborate with fellow education professionals, parents, and community resources in order to ensure the best possible academic and social outcomes for the students he serves.

He will serve the Wabasso, Red Rock Central, and Cedar Mountain school districts.

Krupp has a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology - University of Wisconsin Whitewater, a master's in education in school psychology - University of Wisconsin Stout, and is working toward an education specialist degree in school psychology - University of Wisconsin Stout.

Olson will consult with school districts and provide professional development about the response to intervention framework, assessment tools and procedures and interventions.

Olson has a bachelor's of science in elementary education from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., and a master's in instructional technology from Regis University in Denver.

She has worked as a third grade teacher in Phoenix, Ariz., and as a fourth-grade teacher in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Fieldstone Vineyard earns trophies at wine competition

Fieldstone Vineyard was among the wineries which received trophies at the 2010 International Cold Climate Wine Competition "ICCWC" Aug. 24 at the University of Minnesota's Conference Center in St. Paul.

This year's competition included 331 Cold Climate wines from commercial wineries in 17 states.

Awards were based on blind tastings by 21 judges from Minnesota and several other states.

Judges included wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers, and wine educators.

The ICCWC is a three way partnership among the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, the Minnesota State Fair and the University of Minnesota, the latter of which developed several of the cold-hardy grapes used to make the wines in the competition.

Double Gold medals require unanimity among a panel's judges that a wine deserves a Gold medal, whereas Gold medals require a majority vote.

Fieldstone Vineyard was among those awarded Double Gold medals. Fieldstone Vineyards, La Crescent was among the wines awarded Gold medals:

The winning wines will be on display at the MGGA booth at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair Aug. 26 through Sept. 6.

Complete results of the 2010 ICCWC will be posted at



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