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BHS sophomore to be featured on KSTP TV Saturday

Tanner Schmidt, 15, of Brainerd, will be one in a group of young people who will be involved in an ice rink ribbon-cutting and a tree lighting ceremony Saturday at St. Paul’s Rice Park.

Schmidt and the others are involved in the Make-A-Wish program.

Schmidt, who has been diagnosed with a cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, is also expected to be interviewed on KSTP television’s 6 p.m. news on Saturday. KSTP is sponsoring Schmidt’s wish to receive a ski equipment package.

Sandi Schmidt, Tanner Schmidt’s mother, said her son will receive chemotherapy weekly from now through April and will miss roughly one-third of his school days during that period.

Saturday is the kickoff of Rice Park’s ice rink and the first lighting of a tree with 30,000 energy-efficient LED lights.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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