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AUSTIN, Minn. -- The Red Wing softball team won another game in the Section 1AAA playoffs Friday night, but unfortunately also lost another one to end the Wingers' season. Battling back in the loser's bracket, Red Wing beat Northfield 4-2 but then lost to Winona 7-0. "I told the girls going into the tournament that each game is a new season," Red Wing Coach Clair Austin said. "In the past 10 years, we've never gotten to day two of this tournament." The Wingers got revenge against Northfield, a team that had beaten them twice during the regular season.
The sun dominates the sky in June -- even the night sky, which never gets as dark as it does in winter. That's good news for lovers of sunlit evenings and lingering twilight, but it hands star watchers the shortest nights just when the weather is getting nice and warm. All is not lost, however. Behind the veil of light, Mars is brewing up a spectacle. Seen only by early risers, Mars has been growing and brightening as Earth closes in on it. Mars comes up after midnight during most of June, but late in the month, it begins rising before midnight.
Today Celtic music by Greenwood Tree, 7-9 p.m., Rhythm & Brew, Lake City. Blue Moon After Hours presents Bill Hammond on guitar and vocals, 7:30 p.m. "The Staggerford Murders," 8 p.m., Jon Hassler Theater, Plainview. The Stimulators, 9 p.m., Mill Street Tavern, Cannon Falls. Sunday "The Staggerford Murders," 2 p.m., Plainview. Thursday "The Staggerford Murders," 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Plainview. Friday St. John's Lutheran School presents "OperaTunists," 1 p.m.
RIVER TRAFFIC Thursday: Phyllis, 15 barges, up, 6:06 a.m.; Roberta Tabor, 15 barges, up, 10:41 a.m.; Ardyce Randall, 12 barges, down, 1:10 p.m.; Peter Fanchi, 12 barges, up, 2:51 p.m. TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
MADISON, Wis. -- Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, expressed fundamental support for a plan to freeze property tax bills. "When we said no new taxes to balance this budget, that doesn't mean we just sit by while taxes are shifted to property taxpayers," she said.
OWATONNA, Minn. -- The Red Wing boys golf team turned in a great score Thursday and the Wingers sit in first place after Day 1 of the Section 1AA meet at Owatonna Country Club. Day 2 starts Tuesday morning at Bellwood Oaks Golf Club near Miesville. Red Wing shot 296 on the par 71 course. Faribault is in second at 297 and Owatonna sits in third place with 300. Albert Lea is far behind at 302, and Eagan is in fifth place with 304. "It was a very good day," Coach Todd Petterson said. "We played very well. They really put things together on a tough day to play.
SOFTBALL Altoona 3, Pepin 0 Prescott 16, Ellsworth 4 BASEBALL Blooming Prairie 4, Goodhue 0 Cannon Falls 4, St. Croix Lutheran 0 Pepin 6, Elk Mound 2
Officials at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system -- including Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical at Red Wing and Winona -- don't have much control over the funding cuts dished out by lawmakers. Their task is to manage their budgets so they will have minimal effect on marketing their institutions. But they do have the ability to establish a uniform identity, which is equally important to promoting the system to students.
Today Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Saturday Placement of Memorial Day flags, 9 a.m. Oakwood Cemetery. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m. (Big Book) and 8 p.m.
Today Pierce County Human Services Committee, 5 p.m., office. Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. Goodhue County comprehensive plan: housing, livable communities, 7 p.m. Zumbrota Public Library. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Red Wing Health Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Friday Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club.