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FOOTBALL: W-DC's Krause signs to play at Bemidji State

Wadena-Deer Creek senior Jake Krause signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play NCAA Division II football at Bemidji State University.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound offensive lineman received a scholarship to play football for the Beavers. Krause said he chose BSU because it was a comfortable fit and he liked the coaching staff.

“They have a great coaching staff, and I really liked the on-campus environment and recreational opportunities,” Krause said in a news release.

In addition to being a football, hockey and baseball player, Krause is a stellar student. He is consistently on the honor roll and is a three-year academic all-star in football and baseball.

He received All-Prairie North Conference honorable mention in football; was All-Mid-State Conference in baseball; and All-Section 6-1A team in baseball. He earned nine varsity letters in baseball, football and hockey.

Krause plans to enroll in the pre-physical therapy program at BSU.

BSU finished the 2012 season 7-4 to post its 14th record of at least .500 in its last 15 seasons. The Beavers went 6-1 against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference competition to share the North Division title with University of Minnesota-Duluth.

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