America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants support math and science education  Pierz Public Schools received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to construct a greenhouse and bee apiary demonstration lab to facilitate student learning through hands-on instruction. The greenhouse will benefit [...]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com A season that ended with a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Sauk Rapids-Rice was still one of the most successful in program history for Little Falls’ girls soccer program. An emphasis on defense  that translated into 625 intercepts also led to an 11-3-3 record and a conference title. “We definitely [...]

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Klever, Langerud and Mokhtary have strong individual days for their teams By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Despite three first place finishes involving Makyla Klever, the Little Falls swimming and diving team dropped a dual 106-75 to Sauk Rapids Rice, Oct. 21. Klever, a senior, won both the 50 and 100 freestyle races. In the [...]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com A quick start and a big first half from senior tailback Matt Messman led Holdingford to a 47-0 rout of Wadena-Deer Creek in the first round of the Section 6AA playoffs, Oct. 21. The Huskers turned their home field into a scoring party in the first half as they [...]

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Royalton, Holdingford also take part in the annual tournament that is last action before playoffs begin By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Before playoffs began on Oct. 24, there was one more test for area teams at the Upsala-hosted tournament. The Cardinals, along with Royalton and Holdingford, participated with other teams from around the state. [...]

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Sports column: Fantasy football edition By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com I surprisingly have an hour or two to kill here on Tuesday before I head off to cover some exciting central Minnesota playoff football action, so I decided I’d review the first half of the fantasy football season. I’m going to take a look [...]

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Royalton drubs Prairie Valley 43-7, Upsala-Swanville clobbers West Central Area 60-13 By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com In a pair of rematches, revenge was not served in the Section 6A quarterfinals, Oct. 21. In the opening game of the playoffs, both No. 2 Royalton and top-seeded USA cruised past opponents they had recent victories over. [...]

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Flyers win first home playoff game since 1985 in come-from-behind fashion By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com After falling behind 14-7 with a little more than nine minutes left on the clock, Little Falls football did what came naturally, go into comeback mode. On their next drive the Flyers’ offense continued success in mixing the [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Dean Dahmen and Gwen Gruber, teachers at Pierz Healy High, liked the idea of a student-facilitated candidate forum. Pierz City Administrator Scott Saehr approached them with the idea to host a student-facilitated forum for City Council candidates. Dahmen and Gruber each teach two sophomore civics classes. “The whole class got involved [...]

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