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When the Minnesota Twins reached the midway point of their 2014 season they found themselves with just two more victories than they had at the same point in 2013 — and a substantial nine games out of first place in the AL Central. It is true that the Twins are showing more fire this season but they have gone into a tailspin since taking four from the White Sox in late June. The went out west to play the Angels and the Rangers and came back with a 1-5 record. Then they lost a three-game series to the Royals and lost a four-game series to the Yankees.
Mike Blom doubled in Jordan Riewer with the game's only run Sunday as the Bertha Blazers edged the Pelican Rapids Lakers 1-0. With one out in the sixth, Riewer reached on a base hit and moved to second on a flyout by Michael Riewer. Blom delivered the game-winning hit on a 2-0 count. Patrick Riewer and Jan Eric Lindbergh engaged in a nine-inning pitching duel which saw the two pitchers combine for 22 strikeouts. Riewer fanned 12 and walked two while allowing four hits.
A 2001 Chrysler Sebring went off the road at a sharp corner on 171st Avenue North in Bartlett Township Monday evening with three juvenile females in the vehicle. One of...
The Knob Hill Sportsmen’s Club is offering open trap shooting in three divisions each Tuesday night through Aug. 12 at their shooting range northeast of Wadena. The range opens at...
Dakota Aeling, Preston Riewer, Jared Hoemberg and Brian Hinzmann combined to silence the Henning bats Saturday as the Bertha Blazers won 10-0 and 12-0 in town team action. Riewer notched the victory in Game 1 with a three-inning relief appearance highlighted by five strikeouts. Riewer and Hoemberg each allowed only one hit. Hoemberg homered, scored twice and drove in two runs in the opener. Preston and Patrick Riewer both drove in two runs.
Steve Riewer's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Legion crew managed to rally from a 6-0 first inning deficit Monday to gain a split of their twinbill with Blackduck. A 17-hit barrage carried Blackduck to a convincing 13-4 win in Game 1. Five Blackduck players had multi-hit games. BHV starter Alex Copa was shelled in his two innings of work. Ethan Korfe worked the last five frames. Mitchell Blaha and Zach A.
Michael James Dewald, 25, a resident of Motley, was killed Sunday morning when the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup he was driving was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Lyons Township, approximately 18 miles northeast of Wadena. Deputies found the crash site in Section 26 near Oylen. Dewald was pronounced dead at the scene. Another occupant of the vehicle, Karl Raphel Kliber, a 36-year-old resident of Villard, Minn., was transported by ambulance to Lakewood Health Systems in Staples with non-life threatening injuries. The accident was reported at 1:33 a.m.
Walker/Nevis needed eight innings to put down a comeback charge by Wadena Wednesday and post a hard-earned 11-10 American Legion baseball victory. Walker broke the game open in the bottom of the fourth with a seven-run explosion that gave them an 8-2 lead. Wadena came right back in the top of the fifth scoring eight runs to take a 10-8 lead.
A Staples couple sustained injuries June 24 when the motorcycle they were operating collided with a deer on County Road 7 in Todd County. Roddy Sams, the operator of the motorcycle, received minor injuries. His wife, Janet, a passenger on the motorcycle, received extensive injuries and was later transported to St. Cloud for treatment. The Sams were both wearing protective clothing and helmets at the time of the accident, which was reported to the sheriff's office at 8:05 p.m.
Scott Allen, 50, a resident of Compton Township in Otter Tail County, sustained non-life threatening back injuries Saturday morning when a dump truck he was operating was accidentally lifted off the ground by an excavator operated by Duane Moench, 79. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the two men were doing excavation work at Allen's residence, located approximately four miles southwest of Wadena.