Jake Pfeifer is a sports reporter and outdoors editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Previously, he worked at Detroit Lakes Newspapers.
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A herd of bison stampeded onto the prairie during Belwin Conservancy's bison release Saturday, May 20. The annual event is in its ninth year and has gained popularity over time according to Belwin's executive director, Nancy Kafka. "Around 250 people came the first year," she said. "Last year we were over 1,000." Kafka said one of the main draws to the event is its length. Being such a short event, people can stop by and see the bison get released and then come back later to see them again when the weather is optimal.
Whether it's hopping into a boat and fishing or sitting in a deer stand, turkey or duck blind, there is always something in season for a Minnesota outdoorsman. Finding time for the many outdoor activities is not always easy, but for Red Wing native Jim Isensee, retirement has opened up his availability. More importantly, at the age of 92, Isensee still enjoys getting out and doing what he loves. For example, last weekend he visited Round Lake near Amery, Isensee said. The goal: panfish
On a recent visit to Seminole Rest, located just south of Daytona Beach, Fla., on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Don Walker came across a peculiar find — painted rocks and shells. While walking on a path at the historic site, Walker noticed his first find — an orange painted shell. "I wasn't sure what to do with it," Walker said about his discovery. Continuing on his walk, he began noticing more painted rocks.
Defensive pressure and shooting from 3-point range has been the motto for the Red Wing girls’ basketball team this year, but it just wasn’t enough to take down fifth-seeded Byron as the fourth-seeded Wingers fell 70-60 in a Section 1AAA quarterfinal game Wednesday night at Sonju Gymnasium.