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Pierz 12-year-old Matthias Algarin qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union  National Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships after progressing through the state and regional levels. The national meet will be held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, July 26 – Aug. 2, where Algarin will compete against the top eight qualifiers from each of [...]

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Dean Fesette has seen a lot from the seat of his bike. At 73 years old, he will finish circumnavigating the United States this summer. But his path, and that of 10 other cyclists making a cross, led to a new experience over the weekend: a part in the Bowlus Fun Day parade, July 6. [...]

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Teamwork is what best describes Dave and Nancy Lanners of Royalton, who have been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2013 ATV Volunteer Instructors of the Year. “It’s an honor and privilege to be able to bestow this award on the Lanners,” said 2nd Lt. Leland Owens, recreational vehicle coordinator, DNR enforcement. “They [...]

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The Holdingford 14U softball team swept a doubleheader 11-1, 8-7 over the Rox Orange, Tuesday. Courtney Theilen earned the complete-game win in the opener, striking out eight. Hannah Larson each doubled and scored twice. Jenna Scott drove in the tying run and scored the game-winner in the finale.

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The Victory League regular season came to a close and the playoffs began July 5 – 6, with two more region tournament bids locked up. Buckman took care of business in a 16-2 pounding to clinch the East Division, while Nisswa received an assist to take the North Division regular season title. Both teams earn [...]

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After a laugher in the women’s final the day prior, Sunday’s Wimbledon men’s final was truly exceptional. Novak Djokovic helped cement himself among the all-time greats, undeniably of this generation, and shed the recent stigma of being unable to close the deal at Grand Slams. And regain the world’s No. 1 ranking. All this while [...]

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The Little Falls American Legion baseball team was the runner-up at Saturday’s Albany Wood Bat Tournament. Little Falls opened play with a 3-1 victory over Dassel-Cokato, led by a complete-game effort from Nick Anderson. Anderson didn’t allow an earned run in the contest and surrendered only three hits and one walk. At the plate, Thomas Miller [...]

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Kimball Area and Browerville entered the Section 5A playoffs with the higher seeds. Upsala-Swanville Area entered with Eric Lampert. Advantage Patriots. Lampert took the ball in the first two rounds of the postseason and, like he did throughout the season, put on a clinic in all-around dominance, leading a roster with no other senior starters [...]

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