MOORHEAD - Senior guard Jordan Riewer of Staples scored eight points, grabbe nine rebounds and had a game-high five assists as the Minnesota State University Moorhead men's basketball team beat Valley City State 81-58 in exhibition action Thursday night at Nemzek Fieldhouse. Sophomore Aaron Lien scored 26 points to lead the Dragons.
PIERZ - Jordyn Glenz and Shania Glenz each smacked 29 kills for Verndale as the Pirates extended Browerville to five games before falling 3-2 to the Tigers in the South Subsection 5-1A championship match Thursday night. The first four games were decided by a combined nine points. Verndale was in danger of being swept in three games. After losing Game One, the Pirates rallied from a 19-11 deficit to win Game Two 27-25. Browerville won Game Three 25-23, Verndale won Game Four 25-23 and the Tigers captured Game Five 15-7. "Browerville has a good program," Verndale coach Shelly Glenz said.
State meet Saturday St. Olaf College, Northfield • Stephen Plopper of Staples-Motley & TJ Lukanen of Pine River-Backus in Class 1A boys meet 10 a.m. • Crosby-Ironton team & Gina Garai of Pequot Lakes in Class 1A girls meet 11 a.m. • Tyler Moore of Little Falls in Class 2A boys meet 1 p.m. How bad do you want to go to state? Ask Naomi Ringhand. The gritty little freshman runner on the Crosby-Ironton girls cross country team ran with a stress fracture in her right foot last week in the Section 7-1A meet.
The Radiothon to End Child Abuse is currently accepting auction items for the 21st annual event scheduled for Dec. 4-5. The Radiothon is a joint effort of the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and the radio stations WJJY 106.7 FM, COOL 103.5 FM, B93.3 FM and 107.5 FM The Power Loon. The radiothon is an annual fundraiser to support children and families in need. In addition to a pledge line, the radiothon also has an auction line where bids can be placed on a variety of items donated from the community.
A conversation about what can be done to get across Washington Street safely will be held at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 19 at The Shop, 723 Washington St. The meeting is organized by area residents in order to hear opinions and brainstorm ideas to improve safety and access.
Two Brainerd area young men are getting a first-hand look at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, according to one of the boys' father. Tom Besmehn of Baxter said his son, Matthew Thomas Besmehn of Nisswa and Dustin Elley of Brainerd are in Hawaii learning about organic farming. The elder Besmehn said the young men are not in danger.
BAXTER - The city of Baxter extended the leaf disposal service with Hengel's Ready Mix and Construction Inc. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-7. The service was scheduled to end on Oct. 31. Only leaves and grass clippings will be accepted.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson has scheduled two campaign stops in the Brainerd area today as Tuesday's general election approaches. He will tour and talk with employees at MaxBotix in rural Brainerd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today. That tour will be followed by an appearance at the Barn restaurant in Brainerd from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. Republican House District 10B candidate Josh Heintzeman is scheduled to join him at both events.
Northland Arboretum will accept leaves and grass clippings from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Nov. 14. It will no longer accept clippings on Saturdays. Check in at the Visitor Center before dropping off leaves and grass clippings, as the composting site has moved. Compost is also ready to pick up. Donations accepted. Call with questions at 218-829-8770.
Worship and prayer On Sunday at 2 p.m., there will be a time of worship and prayer, multi-denominationally, at Edgewood Vista in the chapel at 14890 Beaver Dam Road. (Note change in location). Bring your Bible and a friend. We will use the theme of 2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Peter 3:9, Matthew 28:18-20 and Philippians 2:10-11. Trunk and treat planned in Garrison GARRISON - Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison will be hosting its annual Halloween Bash of Trunk and Treat from 5-7 p.m. today, Oct. 31. We will have a bonfire, hot dogs, marshmallows, a haunted trail and more.