Governor Mark Dayton announced several appointments this week, and some residents of our local area were among the appointees. Schelli McCabe of St. Peter was made part of the Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine, with a term that expires at the beginning of 2018. Douglas Erickson of Bird Island was appointed to the Board of Water and Soil Resources as a Non-Metro Elected City Official. His term will expire in January next year. And Kathryn Kelly of Olivia was appointed to the Board of Water and Soil Resources as a Soil and Water Superviser with a term that expires on January 1st of 2018.