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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting Take A Kid Fishing Weekend through Sunday. Minnesota residents can fish for free over the weekend if they are fishing with youngsters up to age 16. "This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce kids to the joys of fishing or spend some quality outdoor time with a youngster who has never wet a line before," said Jenifer Matthees, supervisor of the DNR's MinnAqua Program. The DNR encourages adults to get kids involved with fishing early in childhood.
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team won for the second time in three games with an 8-3 victory over the Benson Chiefs Wednesday in Benson. The Eagles improved to 3-6 overall, with their lone loss in the last week coming in 10 innings against Clinton. Against Benson, pitcher Jeff Wold earned the win, working 7-2/3 innings and allowing 3 runs. Defensively Morris was solid, with Ross Haugen throwing out a runner at home from centerfield and Tim Strobel handling several tough chances at shortstop.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democrats will pick a governor candidate when they gather in Rochester this week and they will debate whether recess should be required for school kids. In between, they will coronate Amy Klobuchar as their U.S. Senate candidate, although she will be challenged by a persistent veterinarian, Ford Bell, in the Sept. 12 primary election. And, of course, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party state convention will feature countless speeches from politicians and would-be politicians, including Russ Feingold, a U.S.
Morris Area golfer Max Martin shot a two-day total of 171 to finish in a tie for 57th at the 2006 Class A Boy's State Golf Tournament at Izaty's June 7-8. Martin shot 86 in his first round and 85 on day two. The Minnewaska girls golf team won the Class A girls golf championship by four strokes over Lake City. The six Minnewaska girls shot 664.
The 2006 session of the Minnesota legislature could serve as an example of what happens when you work together for the common good. That assessment from three state representatives who participated in a legislative panel organized as part of the Symposium on Small Towns. The overall theme for the Symposium was "Working Better Together for the Common Good." Representative Laura Brod, a Republican from New Prague, noted that this most recent session has been billed as the most productive in years.
The Elementary League softball season opened with a flurry of runs in the first three nights. Here are recaps of the season-opening games: June 1 Recap For the second time in three nights a game ended in a tie. Ag Country took a three-run lead into the bottom of the sixth, but allowed Bank of the West to score three runsbring in three runners to score. The game ended tied 18-18. On the north field Engebretson finally got in the win column with a 10-5 victory over Thompson.
When you think of campus and community involvement many different things come to mind. Service learning projects between students and community members or faculty research projects about the community are some of the traditional ways that partnerships are formed. But an expert at the 2006 Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit on Tuesday encouraged these groups to work together and think outside the box on their partnerships. John Hamerlinck, a member of Minnesota Campus Compact, introduced the idea of institutional civic engagement as a tool for strengthening these relationships.
During a practice Wednesday at Chizek Field, Morris Area baseball coach Lyle Rambow worked with Craig Knochenmus on a drill designed to help the lanky lefty hit to the opposite field. So much for the best laid plans. Knochenmus pulled a three-run homer to right field to put the Tigers up in the Section 6AA title game against St. Cloud Cathedral, then finished off his complete game victory on the mound. The 7-3 win at Dick Putz Field in St.
10 Years Ago June 6, 1996 Tribune It's becoming a common occurrence: Stevens County applying for disaster aid. The request comes about due to the damage caused by the May 17 storm that ripped through the central part of the county from south of Chokio to north of Donnelly. About 100 homes suffered damages and a number of farm buildings were damaged or destroyed. On June 9th, retired Bishop Sylvester W. Treinen of Boise, Idaho, will return to the parish of his youth, St. Theresia's Church of Donnelly, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.
All is not rosy in rural America, but conditions in the heartland also arent as dire as a great number of people might believe. Ben Winchester of the University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns, and Randy Cantrell, of the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative opened the third-annual Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit with that general conclusion Tuesday. The two-day symposium concludes today at UMM. Cantrell has extensively studied rural trends in Nebraska, and while its true population growth tends to center around urban areas and Interstate 80, the statistics many r