PERHAM—Dylan Boser of Little Falls was 11th overall in the vault and 12th in the all-around as the Flyers placed fifth as a team in the Section 8-1A Championships Saturday, Feb. 16. Maddie Dehn was 13th in the floor exercise with a 9.0 for the Flyers. Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 152.325, 2-Perham 147.75, 3-Fergus Falls 134.90, 4-Alexandria 133.375, 5-Little Falls 125.45, 6-Park Rapids 123.325, 7-Morris 118.375
WHEATON—Quinn Kern didn't even need a minute to register two wins to help No. 1 seeded, and 11th-ranked Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie win the Section 6-1A team title Friday, Feb. 15. Kern registered a 19-second pin in the Raiders 45-12 victory over No. 2 seeded Ottertail Central in the championship match. David Revering, Hunter Dean, Zavier Grefe also scored pins for BHVPP. Kern pinned Patrick Forcier in 39 seconds in the Raiders 64-12 win over Border West in the semifinal round. BHVPP 45, Ottertail Central 12
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Reese Kapsner went 2-0 with a pin and a technical fall in the 170-pound weight class as the No. 4 Pierz Pioneers fell 57-11 in the semifinal to the top-seeded Perham Yellowjackets in the Section 8-2A Team Tournament Saturday, Feb. 16. The Pioneers defeated the No. 5 Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew 40-29 in the quarterfinal match. Also going 2-0 for Pierz were Jake Andres and Austin Dickman. Section semifinals No. 1 Perham 57, No. 4 Pierz/No. 5 PL/PRB 11 106: Owen Werner (Perham) maj. dec. Trevor Radunz (Pierz) 13-0
AITKIN—Aitkin's Luke Pelarski went 3-0 for the Gobblers with three pins in the 138-pound weight class as the No. 1 seeded Aitkin Gobblers went 3-0 to win the Section 7-1A team title Saturday, Feb. 16. The Gobblers opened with a 73-4 quarterfinal victory over Rush City-Braham, a 59-15 semifinal victory over Deer River and a 37-25 championship win over No. 2 seeded Royalton-Upsala to advance to state. This will be Aitkin's fifth state trip and first since 2008. Aitkin's Marshall Larson, Jack Gravelle, Carter Endrizzi, Jack Workman and Cody Snyder all went 3-0.
LITTLE FALLS—Brainerd's Denny Busbey went 2-0 at 132 pounds with a pin and a tech fall as the No. 3 seeded Warriors fell 48-18 to the No. 2 Bemidji Lumberjacks in the Section 8-3A team semifinals Saturday, Feb. 16. The Warriors defeated the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 40-33 in the quarterfinals. Also going 2-0 for the Warriors was Brad Patnode with a pin and a decision and Braden Kramer with a pin and a decision at 160. The No. 7 seeded Little Falls Flyers fell 40-36 in their opening round to the Rocori Spartans. Section semifinal
PARK RAPIDS—The Staples-Motley Cardinals fell 70-35 to the Park Rapids Panthers Saturday, Feb. 16 in a Mid-State Conference game. S-M remains winless in the conference at 0-8. S-M will host Osakis 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, authored a bill, H.F. 1137, that would provide $100 million to improve high-speed internet access for unserved and underserved areas of the state. Kresha has been a strong proponent of broadband expansion throughout his first six years in the House and has successfully authored previous legislation to fund Minnesota's Border to Border Broadband Development Grant Program, according to a new release.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to several calls Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 13-14. On Wednesday: • Called at 10:46 a.m. to a dryer fire at the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, 1414 Maple St. Upon arrival, the fire was out and ventilation was performed. • Called at 5:02 p.m. to Minnesota T's, 822 Front St., to a report of a fire. Upon arrival, it was determined to be a burned electrical fixture. No fire was found. • Called at 7:06 p.m. to Nisswa Sanitation, 14099 Highway 210, for a garbage truck on fire. Fire was extinguished. On Thursday:
The Public Facilities Authority on Thursday announced it approved a grant and loan totaling nearly $3.7 million for the construction of a new drinking water treatment plant and other improvements to the drinking water system in Verndale. "I am grateful for the PFA's willingness to provide these funds so that these vitally important water quality projects can move forward," said Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, in a news release. "I was proud to support additional funding at the PFA last year which helped to make these grants and loans to cities around Minnesota possible."
Cass County Board of Commissioners Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 Land Department Meeting Room 218 Washburn Ave. E., Backus 1. 9 a.m. Call to Order b. Pledge of Allegiance. c. Approval of agenda for discussion. (Any requests to be heard not on the proposed agenda are considered for inclusion at this time.) 2. 9:05 a.m. Josh Stevenson - County Administrator a. Consent Agenda 3. 9:10 a.m. Michele Piprude - Health Human and Veterans Services a. Region V Comprehensive Re-Entry Program