Tremendous talent can be found in the area

Dear Editor:

I just want to let the community know this area of the state has tremendous talent.

Congratulations to Alex Shaleen for a second place overall at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand last night in the open class, and first place to our winner in Pine County for the Girl in 14G. Tremendous performances by both.

Our first place Pre-Teen in Isanti County, Shane Mokua, placed second overall with his wonderful performance. And, Angela Steele from Isanti and the Hageman boys from Chisago, placed first in their respective nights of competition and should be congratulated. Indeed we are privileged to have such talented people in our midst. Keep up the good work.

Joanne Ploetz
Isanti County Talent Show Coordinator