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News briefs - July 28 edition
Highway 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25
Wadena Scout earning Eagle rank
Wadena Babe Ruth team headed for 13-15 state tournament
Blazers top Angels with ninth inning surge
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Luella Mae Trites
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Michael Charles Brakefield
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
Entertainment briefs - July 28 edition
The Abiders to perform Friday at Sounds of Spirit Lake
Old School to perform at Staples Music in the Park
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
July 22, 2016
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Are the Minnesota Vikings sounding a little too cocky as the 2016 season approaches? Heading into training camp the headlines are all about how wonderful the Vikes are going to be when the regular season arrives in September. The competition is going to be scattered like bowling pins....
July 22, 2016 - 8:15am
July 16, 2016
Surging Twins doing more by doing less
I remember watching Tom Kelly in the dugout in his days managing the Minnesota Twins and wondering if he was taking a nap. Having known a guy who once fell asleep in the middle of a lecture on Henry David Thoreau while sitting next to his professor, I knew it was possible to drift...
July 16, 2016 - 8:15am
July 8, 2016
Athletes make those summer days pay off
The Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target Shooting Tournament last week marked the end of the 2015-2016 school year. A year that officially opened last August when practice sessions for the fall sports season began. So is it really the end? Don't be silly. Volleyball,...
July 8, 2016 - 11:55am
June 18, 2016
Pheasants still part of Minnesota hunting tradition 100 years later
That gaudy rascal of the grasslands is celebrating an important anniversary this year. It was 100 years ago that the ring-necked pheasant was successfully introduced in Minnesota. I was on a farm in southern Otter Tail County last week enjoying the last rays of daylight when a rooster...
June 18, 2016 - 8:15am
June 5, 2016
Is it just the players or is it something else?
Why are the Minnesota Twins so terrible this season? After playing so well last season it has not made any sense they are back to playing at a minor league level. The Twins are nursing one of baseball's worst records with two months of the season gone. Many fans are beyond asking...
June 5, 2016 - 12:10am
May 8, 2016
Molitor has to find way to rally Twins in May
However Paul Molitor and his coaches go about it, their biggest job in May will be putting the Twins on the winning track. As the first month of the season ended last Saturday, the Twins had a record of 7-17 They were 9.5 games back in the American League Central and resting uncomfortably...
May 8, 2016 - 12:08am
April 15, 2016
Spring turkey hunting a good way to start your pulse racing
You are out in the country at first light on a cool and peaceful Minnesota spring morning. The climbing sun has the shadows on the run and then...
April 15, 2016 - 12:08am
February 22, 2016
Will Vikes take Haeg in 2016 college draft?
It is a good bet the Minnesota Vikings will be shopping for some better blocking this spring. After all, Teddy Bridgewater was sacked 44 times during the regular season and went down three times in the divisional playoff loss to Seattle. So perhaps what the Vikings could use is a...
February 22, 2016 - 12:08am
January 23, 2016
Best is yet to come if Vikes make the right moves
Mike Zimmer is to be congratulated for the rugged defense he has built. When Zimmer took over in 2014 the Minnesota Vikings had a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL. This year, as they built a 11-5 record, the Vikes had the fifth-ranked defensive unit in the NFL. Since 2013...
January 23, 2016 - 12:08am
November 27, 2015
What if we could not hunt?
A nephew of mine posed a question to me last week that had a barb attached to it. Knowing I liked to hunt he asked me what hunters do if some cataclysm occurred and suddenly there was nothing to hunt? It was a hypothetical question posed by a huge fan of the Star Wars saga who...
November 27, 2015 - 12:10am
November 13, 2015
Zimmer has Vikings in first halfway through the season
It has been interesting to follow the mindset of Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer. After 19 years as an assistant coach in the NFL, Zimmer was more than ready to accept when the Vikings asked him to replace Leslie Frazier. It was a practical union - the Vikings needed a defense...
November 13, 2015 - 12:10am
August 22, 2015
Mauer, Twins only doing well in spurts
Seeing Joe Mauer strike out has always been a surprise to me because he has such a beautiful swing. I saw him fan twice in last Sunday's 4-1 win over Cleveland. He reached base one time when he drew a walk but he did not score or drive in any runs. It was a rather dismal performance...
August 22, 2015 - 8:15am
July 26, 2015
Coaching not a featherbed but it has some rewards
I remember sitting down with a veteran high school football coach one time before the season and asking him how he felt his team would do in the season ahead. "We will be 4-4," he said. He went on to tell me the games his team would win and those they would lose in a very matter-of-fact...
July 26, 2015 - 12:10am
June 29, 2015
Peterson days recalled in Buchan's book
Drop the name "Peterson" when you are talking basketball in this part of Minnesota and there is a good chance you will hear some stories about...
June 29, 2015 - 12:08am
June 23, 2015
Are these Twins good, bad or somewhere in between?
A big league baseball season can resemble a roller coaster ride with all of its ups and downs. After sputtering in April, then climbing the American League Central standings with an incredibly solid May, the Twins have been plunging so far in June. Hey baby, it is a long, long...
June 23, 2015 - 9:33am