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Glen Perkins points out a fish to little girls participating in his fishing party. GORDY JONES/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Glen Perkins points out a fish to little girls participating in his fishing party. GORDY JONES/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:04 AM
The Twins ended the first half of the season with a winning week, a giving week, and an emotional rollercoaster ride for All-Star Brian Dozier. They won six of their last seven games, beating the Tigers, their division rivals three out of four games, and went to the break with a 49-40 overall record – second best in the American League, behind only division rival Kansas City Royals.
  • Twins Talk: Hicks has arrived as major league outfielder

    It’s great to watch Aaron Hicks as he blossoms into a solid major league outfielder, and as a hitter who can drill the ball with authority.

     
  • Big trucks, flying dirt highlight mud bog in Ostrander
     What's the big deal about mud bogging?

    "It's the big trucks and getting dirty," said Jordan Wagner from New Richmond.

     
  • The Twins ended the first half of the season with a winning week, a giving week, and an emotional rollercoaster ride for All-Star Brian Dozier. They won six of their last seven games, beating the Tigers, their division rivals three out of four games, and went to the break with a 49-40 overall record – second best in the American League, behind only division rival Kansas City Royals.  
  • Twins Talk: Mauer throws annual pizza party for kids
     One of the nicest events that happens every year during Twins’ Hope Week is hosted by first baseman Joe Mauer. It is called Picnic in the Park, but is actually a pizza party that Joe throws for the kids from Gillette Children’s Hospital. It is held in the Legends Club at Target Field. Joe has a close relationship with the hospital: His wife worked there as a nurse before they had kids of their own. Joe has made many quiet, unpublicized visits to Gillette over the years, and does many other private and personal things for both the hospital and the children. 
  • Uff Da: Kids show their pedal pull power
    Uff Da! There was some mighty fancy pedaling going on in Ostrander last weekend. 
  • Registration open for Ag Days 6k

    Registration is now open for the annual Ag Days 6k run.

     
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    Kingsland athletes in grades seven to12 intending to participate in extra-curricular activities for the fall season (football, volleyball, cross-country) and their parents are invited to the fall athletics PAC (Parents, Athletes, Coaches) meeting and Kingsland Athletic Booster Club grill-out on Monday, July 27. 

     
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    One of the strongest pillars of the Twins organization is almost unknown to the general public. He is known, however, to thousands of folks who, since 1985, have purchased season tickets or have been group leaders for their companies or organizations and have planned group outings to watch the Twins play ball. Call him on his phone, and you will hear a magnificent set of pipes, with a warm, friendly voice answering: “Scott O’Connell here!”

     
  • Twins Talk: Quite an endeavor by Trevor Plouffe
     

    Trevor Plouffe has developed into a solid major league third baseman. Trevor was drafted in 2004 after an All-American high school career, chosen in the first round (20th overall) by the Twins as a shortstop. Through the years as he learned his craft in the minors, he was occasionally called up to the Twins when someone was injured. But he would bounce around, playing every position — from short to third, second, first, and even a stint in the outfield.

     
  • Kingsland won the annual school bus races Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley for the second year in a row.

     
  • Former coach of Hall of Famer  donates $5,000 to local booster club

    A former coach of Brian Hoff donated $5,000 to the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club in honor of Hoff’s recent induction into the KABC Hall of Fame.

     
  • Quinn Larson got the only win for the GMLOK Bulldog baseball team this year, as they went 1-16 for the season.

     
  • Pink Out at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday, June 27, (rain date Aug. 29) is a day to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about breast cancer.

     
  • GMLOKS’ Kirtz and Bouska medal at  Class A State Track and Field Meet

    Seniors McKenzie Kirtz and Dominiq Bouska ended their athletic careers at Southland High School and GMLOKS track program with seventh place medals at the 2015 Minnesota State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.

     
  • GMLOKS tracksters Kirtz and Bouska on to state meet

    GMLOKS standout runner McKenzie Kirtz won the 800 meters (2:21.48) and placed second in the 1600 meters (5:14.61) at the Class 1A Section track meet last week at Triton High School in Dodge Center. She will be competing at the Class A state track meet in each of those events at Hamline University in St. Paul this Friday and Saturday.  Also going to the big dance, qualifying on standards is Dominiq Bouska in the discus with a toss of 153’7”.

     
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