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Pine River-Backus School District: Families urged to turn in free/reduced lunch forms
Breaking News SMS Alert service will end 6/1/16
Dayton issues vetoes, signs other bills
Verizon, unions agree to pay raises, new jobs to end strike
Wadena man faces charges for more sex crimes
Patriots third at Deacon's Lodge: Tigers place sixth
Golf leagues - May 26, 2016
Area Softball: Miska powers Patriots to subsection title
Patriot Shooters remain first in conference
Patriots shut out Wadena-Deer Creek
Albert L. Knieff
Marlin Lee Robinson
Turning 90, Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain's queen in new story
Justin Bieber sued over riff in smash hit 'Sorry'
Chef's Hat: Ready, set, grill
Looking Back-May 19, 2016
Faces: Nisswa's longtime first-grade teacher to retire
MMBA Home Show
Retiring art teacher shares memories, advice with seniors
Valedictorians: We hope you have the time of your life
Get ready to start another chapter in life
Last Windrow: Historic pioneer cemetery lives on
Cracker Barrel: Reconsideration
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary: Calvin and Shirley Wallin
50th Wedding Anniversary: Bob and Judie Kinzel
90th Birthday: Jim Pint
Engagement Announced: Martha Worms and Dj Pink
Births-May 26, 2016
May 4, 2016
Lightning open with 12-2 victory over Saints
The Nisswa Lightning got home runs from Aaron Jenkins, Jeremiah Piepkorn, Jason Roepke and Luke Schumer in the 12-2 seven-inning North Division amateur baseball victory over the St. Mathias Devils in the season opener on Sunday, May 1. Schumer finished 3-4 with three RBI while Roepke...
May 4, 2016 - 10:00am
August 20, 2015
Lightning capture first Region 8C title
Jason Roepke drove in six runs as the Nisswa Lightning claimed their first Region 8C title and also earned a first-round bye for the Class C...
August 20, 2015 - 11:33am
July 17, 2015
Lightning finish regular season with win
Relief pitchers Luke Schumer and Jason Roepke joined starter Tory Miller to pitch a three-hit shutout for the Nisswa Lightning, who closed out the regular season with a 4-0 win over the visiting Opole Bears in Victory League amateur baseball action on Sunday, July 12. Schumer went...
July 17, 2015 - 12:06pm
September 4, 2014
Lightning fall in state quarterfinals
An impressive playoff run for the Nisswa Lightning came to an end on Sunday, Aug. 31, in a 6-2 loss to the Jordan Brewers in the Class C state quarterfinals. The Lightning, who end the season 26-7 overall, advanced to face Jordan after defeating St. Patrick 14-4 in eight innings...
September 4, 2014 - 11:23am
August 28, 2014
Lightning advance to 3rd round of state
The Nisswa Lighting amateur baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class C state tournament after defeating the Waseca Braves 4-2 on Saturday, Aug. 23. The Lightning, 25-6 overall, will face St. Patrick at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Jordan. Two other Victory League...
August 28, 2014 - 3:48pm
August 20, 2014
Lightning advance at state tourney
The Nisswa Lightning advanced to the second round of the Class C state baseball tournament after edging Cannon Falls 4-3 on Saturday, Aug. 16, in Belle Plaine. The Bears had an 11-6 edge in hits, but did commit five errors while the Lightning played errorless ball. Nisswa, 24-6...
August 20, 2014 - 12:17pm
August 15, 2014
Nisswa falls in region final
The Nisswa Lightning amateur baseball team's comeback bid in Region 8C playoffs fell short with an 8-7 loss in 15 innings against the Lastrup Lakers on Saturday, Aug. 9, in Upsala. The Lightning, 23-6 overall, forced the final game with a 14-5 victory over the Lakers earlier on...
August 15, 2014 - 11:32am
August 7, 2014
Nisswa Lightning advance to state
It was a good weekend for the Niswa Lightning amateur baseball team. First, the Lightning qualified for the Class C state tournament for the third time in four years after defeating Freeport 8-1 in the Region 8 playoffs on Saturday, Aug. 2. Then on Sunday, Aug. 3, the Lightning...
August 7, 2014 - 2:49pm
July 31, 2014
Nisswa Lighting alive in playoffs
The Nisswa Lightning suffered their first loss of the playoffs when they were edged by the Lastrup Lakers 8-6 in the Region 8C playoffs on Sunday, July 27. Lastrup automatically qualifies for the Class C state tournament while Nisswa will play Freeport at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug....
July 31, 2014 - 12:59pm
July 24, 2014
Lightning win division playoff
The Nisswa Lightning amateur baseball team downed the Fort Ripley Rebels 8-4 in the Victory League North Division title game on Sunday, July...
July 24, 2014 - 2:42pm
July 16, 2014
Lightning stay perfect in playoffs
The Nisswa Lightning amateur baseball team remained unbeaten in the Victory League North Division playoffs with a 9-8 win over the Fort Ripley Rebels in 11 innings on Sunday, July 13, in Nisswa. The Lightning had advanced with a 13-0 win over Cuyuna Range in seven innings on Saturday,...
July 16, 2014 - 2:34pm
July 11, 2014
Nisswa top seed in North Division
Ethan Branum pitched a complete game no-hitter as the Fort Ripley Rebels shut out the Nisswa Lightning 6-0 in Victory League North Division amateur baseball action on Saturday, July 5, in Nisswa. Despite the loss, the Lightning did clinch the North Division title on Sunday, July...
July 11, 2014 - 11:29am
July 2, 2014
Lightning lead victory league
The Nisswa Lightning amateur baseball team leads the Victory League North Division by one game after defeating Cuyuna Range 9-1 on Sunday, June 29, and Buckman 13-5 on Saturday, June 28. The Lightning, 8-1 in Victory league action, are scheduled to finish the regular season by...
July 2, 2014 - 2:55pm