Caucus day is for the DFL this year and is the first step in helping elect the governor and other state executive officials as well as two senators, congressional representatives and state representatives. Sign-in for the gubernatorial preference ballot begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. Feb. 6. The caucus will formally convene at 7 p.m. In addition to the gubernatorial poll, the caucus will elect local officers, consider resolutions to the county convention and elect delegates to the county convention. Those with questions may contact Barb Courneya at 218-947-3568.
CAMBRIDGE—Reese Kapsner at 160 pounds and Austin Dickman at 285 finished 4-0 for the Pierz Pioneers at the Cambridge-Isanti Tournament Saturday. Pierz defeated Blaine in the first round 55-16, lost to Forest Lake 43-18 in the second round and defeated Moorhead 52-18 to finish 2-1 in its pool. In its final meet, Pierz defeated Rocori 60-15. Team Scores: Pierz 55, Blaine 16 Forest Lake 43, Pierz 18 Pierz 52, Moorhead 18 Pierz 60, Rocori 15 Pierz Results 106: Trevor Radunz 3-1 113: Brandon Funk 1-0, Ross Boser 2-1
HUTCHINSON—Kylee Hopp shot in the Prairie Center Blue Devils' only goal in a 7-1 loss to the Hutchinson Tigers Saturday. Mackenzie Och recorded 20 saves for the Blue Devils. Hutchinson 6 1 0—7 Prairie Centre 0 0 1—1 Shots on goal: PC 24, H 27 Goalies: PC-Mackenzie Och (20 saves); H-Emma Barrick-Benson (17 saves) Overall: PC 10-11. Next: Park Rapids vs. Prairie Centre at Wadena 7 p.m. Tuesday.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—Chris Pohlkamp scored his first goal of the season as the Bowling Green State University Falcons completed a weekend sweep of Alaska Anchorage with a 3-2 win Saturday. The goal was the second of Pohlkamp's career and first since Oct. 31, 2015. Mitch McLain collected his eighth assist of the season on Pohlkamp's goal. McLain extended his point streak to seven games. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) during the streak. In Friday's 6-2 victory, McLain scored his 12th goal of the season and collected an assist.
BROWERVILLE—Alyssa Semmler accumulated 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 59-26 win over the Browerville-Eagle Valley Tigers Saturday. Rylie Hirschey contributed 12 points and Bailey Wynn nine points for PR-B. Pine River-Backus 38 21—59 Browerville 11 15—26 BROWERVILLE Tyra Myers 3, Alyah Abrahamson 4, Megan Bening 6, Zoe Hillmer 7, Jenna Kunerth 6. FG 10-43 (23 percent), FT 4-11 (36 percent). 3-point 2-9 (22 percent). PINE RIVER-BACKUS
BROWERVILLE— Brady Raph tallied 20 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in their 59-51 loss to the Browerville-Eagle Valley Tigers in a game between Section 5-1A schools Saturday. Torry Hirschey added 13 points and Nick Ackermann 11 for PR-B. Browerville-EV 30 29—59 Pine River-Backus 18 33—51 BROWERVILLE Zak Irsfeld 10, Brady Emery 8, John Schueller 16, Lucas Iten 6, Jordan Gorder 16, Nate Petermeier 3. FT 15-24 (62 percent). PINE RIVER-BACKUS
CROSBY—Goaltender Jake Arnold recorded 31 saves for the Northern Lakes Lightning in a 4-0 loss to the River Lake Stars in a non-conference game Saturday. River Lakes 2 1 1—4 Northern Lakes 0 0 0—0 First period: RL- Payton Madison (Paxton Nelson) ppg 7:39, RL-Trent Pientka (Jacob Arnold) 6:32. Second period: RL- Payton Madison (Quinton Ruhland) shg 6:44 Third period: RL- Payton Madison (Paxton Nelson) ppg 1:59 Shots on goal: NL 17, RL 27 Goalies: NL-Jake Arnold (31 saves); RL-Jonathan Terwisscha (17 saves)
BAXTER—The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Bee-Nay-She Bird Council will sponsor a program at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter. Speaker will be LeAnn Plinske, Minnesota master naturalist, of Baxter. She will discuss the environs where the late Sigurd Olson, naturalist of the Quetico-Superior and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and author of nine books, lived, wrote, traveled and guided.
Crow Wing County maintenance crews will continue brush and tree removal in the road right of ways on County Road 159 in Nokay Lake Township, between North Nelson and Crooked roads, and on County Highway 3 in Center and Mission townships. Chipping of the smaller brush will take place at the site. The crews will cut and place larger trees at the back of the road right of way for property owners. Crews will remove snow along various guardrails and bridges throughout the week and along County Highway 11 in Pequot Lakes early in the week.
Anti-abortion advocates will be walking the walk during Monday's Crow Wing County Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life March for Life in Brainerd.