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A Marine grabs a set of dog tags at the end of last year’s inaugural Warrior 5K. The event raised enough to give out $4,000 in scholarships to 2014 graduates.

Fundraising run is back for second tour

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In its inaugural year, the Warrior 196 Memorial 5K raised enough money to distribute four $1,000 scholarships to high school students in Independent School District 196.

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For organizer Joel Kiekbusch, that was a great way to honor the five students from District 196 who have gave the ultimate sacrifice serving the United States.

“It did really, really well. We were really pleased with the turnout,” said Kiekbusch.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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