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The Insider: Dawson Riverfest 5k Run/Walk June 26

The Dawson Riverfest 5K Fun Run and 2-Mile Trail Walk will be held 7 p.m. June 26 on Main Street in Dawson. Registration starts at 5 p.m. Cost is $5; registration with T-shirt is $17. Proceeds benefit the LQPV/DB cross country programs. Contact Jon Kvaal, assistant cross country coach, at 320-769-2949 or 1-320-841-1735 or at

U.S. Women’s Open

tees up at Pinehurst

Just four days after Germany’s Martin Kaymer won his second major title in the U.S. Open played at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, the top women’s golfers will tee off at the same venue vying for the U.S. Women’s Open.

American world number one Stacy Lewis, third-ranked New Zealander Lydia Ko and reigning champion Park Inbee of South Korea have commanded much of the attention ahead of the season’s second women’s major where all three are among the favorites.

Also front and center in the media spotlight has been American Lucy Li who, at the tender age of 11, became the youngest ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open after going two under par in her sectional qualifier last month.

Li first tasted the limelight by winning her age group at Augusta National’s inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship before the Masters in April, and she has charmed the fans during Pinehurst practice with her zest for golf and life in general.

With her hair in pigtails and a readiness to smile and giggle at every opportunity, she does not take herself too seriously and is determined to make the most of her first experience at a women’s major.

— Reuters/Staff reports