Little Falls

Guard Christian Pekarek, senior, Upsala Pekarek, the Record Player of the Year for the second season in a row, was a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses, thriving offensively with his perimeter shooting and ability to score at the rim, surpassing 2,000 career points this winter. Pekarek led the Cardinals to a second-consecutive unbeaten Prairie Conference [...]

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Guard Joelle Ertl, senior, Holdingford Sometimes a player’s impact on team success can be difficult to measure. That wasn’t really the case with Ertl, the Record Player of the Year. The Huskers’ point guard spearheaded a remarkable transformation from a 5-20 record a year ago to a 20-6 mark this season, earning the Central Minnesota [...]

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The Little Falls boys and girls track and field teams are good at setting the bar high. And even better at clearing it. The Flyers, which swept first place at last year’s Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) meet, sent three individuals on to state, all in field events, with senior pole vaulter Rachelle LeBlanc returning to [...]

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At this rate, the St. Cloud State University men’s cross country team may need to change its name to Little Falls University. A third Little Falls distance runner signed on with the Huskies, Wednesday, as Little Falls senior Cam Smith signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on the St. Cloud State cross country [...]

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Emily Stark is going to have a hard time coming up with a better second act. In her freshman season at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the Little Falls graduate Stark helped the Falcons reach the NCAA Division III Frozen Four in Plattsburgh, N.Y., ending with a third-place finish. Stark scored three goals and had [...]

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Little Falls graduate Whitney Weisz, a sophomore on the San Diego State University women’s swimming and diving team, was part of a 200-yard freestyle relay team that earned All-American honorable mention honors at the NCAA Division I meet held in Minneapolis, March 20 – 22. The relay team took sixth place in the consolation final, [...]

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Too many people could have given Gosiak the fatal dose of heroin  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brandon Clarence Bedford, 26, was found not guilty Thursday of third degree murder in the heroin death of Miranda Gosiak of Little Falls. He was found guilty of third degree sale of a controlled substance (heroin) which carries a [...]

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Brandon Clarence Bedford was found not guilty in the death of Miranda Gosiak. She died Feb. 28, 2012, from an overdose of heroin. The facts presented by defense attorneys Gary Wolf and Holly Frame left reasonable doubt on exactly where that final overdoes of heroin came from. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning [...]

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Bedford is accused of murdering Gosiak by giving her an overdose of heroin  By Tina Snell Staff Writer The defense team for Brandon Bedford made two motions on the third day of trial to dismiss the charges against their client. Gary Wolf and Holly Frame from Minneapolis moved to dismiss both counts against Bedford, one [...]

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