Jake Pfeifer is a sports reporter and outdoors editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Previously, he worked at Detroit Lakes Newspapers.
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Zumbrota-Mazeppa faced a familiar foe in the Section 1A finals and for the second year in a row, the Cougars were able to come away successful, beating Goodhue, 44-15, on Saturday at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Although the result was the same as the last two Cougars-Wildcats matchups, how it happened wasn't. For Cougar Sam Nordquist, that was fine by him. He faced Mason Huemann and pulled off an unexpected 5-3 decision. "It was pretty great (to win),"Nordquist said. "I've wrestled him five times now and that's the first time I've been able to pull off the victory."
Sen. Mike Goggin,R-Red Wing, and members of the Senate Capital Investment Committee will tour several projects in southeastern Minnesota on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12-13. One destination for Goggin will be a ski jump presentation at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Baldy125, a proposed Olympic ski jump at Mount Frontenac. On Sept. 5, 2017, Rep. Barb Haley hosted the House Capital Investment Committee on a tour of Mount Frontenac by looking at the proposed Baldy125 ski jump location.
In the depths of winter, the cold can be unforgiving to an outdoorsman. One group of local outdoor enthusiasts annually takes up the challenge, however, by building wood duck houses. Once built, the waterfowl boxes make their way to the Mississippi River backwaters near Bay City for the leisurely use of the waterway's native species.
Red Wing pulled out the victory over Albert Lea, 63-54, on Thursday, Feb. 8. The win ended an eight-game losing streak for the Wingers, bringing their record to 5-14, 4-11 in the Big Nine Conference. Defensive pressure and points in transition proved to be too overwhelming for the Tigers as Red Wing was in the lead or tied for the majority of the game. Leading the Wingers in scoring were DonTray Johnson with 21 points and Nathan Carlson with 15.
The daily band lineups have been announced for the fourth annual Northern Invasion, Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, at Somerset Amphitheater. Northern Invasion 2018 will be bigger and better than ever with over 12 hours of music per day on three stages — headlined by Tool and Avenged Sevenfold — as well as a top tier camping experience. The Northern Invasion Good Eats area includes food offerings from top regional and national restaurants and vendors. The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Northern Invasion is as follows:
Evergreen trees are usually the only thing green in our winter landscape. But when plagued by harsh weather or infestation in winter, the trees can be more brown than green. While this can be an eyesore, it isn't normal and could be a serious problem. But does it mean the tree is dying from the top down? Or is the tree just in need of some TLC? Four reasons why your evergreen is turning brown
If you are looking for a way to kick off the holidays and get in the spirit, look no further than SimpleGifts. Chilling three-part female harmonies and solos — including the Lutheran favorite "Beautiful Savior," sung in Norwegian. Modern arrangements of traditional — and original — Christmas treasures on Celtic bagpipes, concertina and stringed instruments, including tin whistle, piano, guitar, fiddle, bass and percussion played by some of the most accomplished musicians and singers Minnesota has to offer.
With the school year back in full session, it can be a nice breath of fresh air to reminisce about summer vacation. Going to the beach or cabin filled many kids' calendars in the summer months, but for Red Wing fifth-grader Flora Wegner, 14 days of summer were filled by visiting 14 national parks and monuments.
For most people, fishing is a hobby or even a way of life, but for Red Wing resident Eric Olson, it’s also his profession. It’s that expertise that led the pro angler to a second-place finish as Angler of the Year for the National Walleye Tour. Passion is what drew Olson to the sport. He said he often went up to International Falls for two-week vacations with his mom and dad.
An undeserving reputation has surrounded Midwestern bats thanks to their tropical cousins that feed on the blood of livestock and wildlife. Of course, the bats of Minnesota and Wisconsin don't share that trait, but that doesn't mean the average person enjoys their company.