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Chip Gaines, one of the stars of the HGTV home design and renovation hit television series "Fixer Upper," is trying to help raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Brave Like Gabe Foundation. Gaines posted on his Instagram account an entry on his friendship with professional runner Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald, a 2004 Perham (Minn.) High School graduate. Gaines wrote he has a goal to reach $500,000 in donations to St. Jude by midnight, Tuesday, June 11.
Professional runner Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald is home and "resting peacefully," according to her husband Justin Grunewald, who posted an entry on his Instagram account Monday, June 10. "We got her home to our comfy couch and she is resting peacefully and breathing easy surrounded by her best friends and family," Justin Grunewald wrote. The Instagram posted included a photo of Gabriele, a 2004 Perham (Minn.) High School graduate, resting on the couch surrounded by family and friends. She has dealt with multiple bouts of cancer and was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma i
Gabriele Grunewald, a 2004 Perham (Minn.) High School graduate, has been moved to comfort care, according to her husband Justin Grunewald. Justin wrote on his Instagram account Sunday, June 9, that "overnight Gabriele's status worsened with worsening liver function causing confusion." "Wanting to do her no harm we had made the difficult decision to move her to comfort cares this afternoon."
North Dakota State runner Brynnan Covington made her debut race at 10 kilometers a memorable one. Covington took first place in the women's 10K on Saturday at the Sanford Fargo Marathon. She crossed the finish line in the Fargodome in a time of 36 minutes, 42 seconds. "I found it to be really amazing to have the half-marathoners and the full marathoners cheering you on along the way,” said Covington, who is from Perham, Minn. "That was pretty fun."
Former North Dakota State runner Maddie Van Beek wasn't sure she was going to run the half-marathon at the Sanford Fargo Marathon until about a week ago. She signed up for the race last Sunday. "I didn't plan ahead for it," said Van Beek, who ran a 25K in Grand Rapids, Mich., last weekend.
Brady Speicher and Josh Young almost always train together, so it's fitting the Minnesota State Moorhead runners won't be separated at the national meet either. The MSUM juniors both qualified for the Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the men's 1,500 meters. The event starts Thursday, May 25, in Bradenton, Fla. The two are even in the same heat of Thursday's prelims.