Hunter Zupko rebounded to top former teammate Jackson Grant in the MNCup No. 3 biathlon event Sunday, Jan. 13 in Nisswa. Grant, a Little Falls sophomore was in first after the sprint event with a 0,2 shooting and a time of 14:38. Zupko was second shooting 3,2 and 16:33. Other top sprinters were Stormy Hegg of Wolfpack Alexandria in the women's field, who shot 2,3 and finished in 18;36. Emma Watson of Duluth Biathlon was second with 2,2 and 18:56.
PROCTOR—Kasey Couture and Shane Donovan netted first period power-play goals, leading the Northern Lakes Lightning to their second win of the season, a 4-1 victory over the Proctor Rails in a non-conference game Monday, Jan. 14. Dylan Mesenbrink and Kyler Couture added even-strength goals in the second period. Northern Lakes goalie Sam LeMieur missed his chance for a shutout when Proctor slipped the puck past him on a power play with eight seconds left in the game. Proctor outshot the Lightning 38-26.
At the next dinner party, remember this bit of trivia: the record for the world's largest ice carousel belongs to a family from Little Falls. For the Zwillings, however, the feat is anything but trivial. The diameter of the massive disc of ice—carved out by chain saws and rigged to spin with the use of trolling motors—exceeded the length of a football field by a long shot and is longer than the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis is tall.
VERNDALE—A Wadena County sheriff's deputy attempt to stop a vehicle outside of Wadena led law enforcement on a high-speed chase and ended with arrests on fleeing, reckless driving and drug charges. The deputy and an agent for the West Central Drug Task Force attempted to stop the vehicle on Oink Joint Road, south of Highway 10, at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.
"Happiness is a habit — cultivate it."—Elbert Hubbard Winter drags on while people keep walking their well-worn paths to school and work. This time of year is a challenge for a lot of people, but for others, the cold, dreary days don't seem to drag them down. What is their secret?
RANDALL—A 91-year-old Pierz woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Randall in Morrison County. At about 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Inez Myrtle Hayes was eastbound on County Road 14 in a 2015 Subaru Forester when the vehicle collided with a 2004 Nissan Maxima that was northbound on Highway 10. The Nissan was driven by 20-year-old Kaitlyn Ashley Hughes of Little Canada.
Crow Wing County maintenance crews will perform brushing, limb-trimming and tree-removal work in the road rights of way this week on various county roads. County Highway 22 and County Road 148 in Long Lake Township, County Road 122 in St. Mathias Township, County Highway 18 in Lake Edward Township, and County Road 105 in Ross Lake Township are among the sites scheduled for road work. Chipping of the smaller brush will take place at the site. Crews will cut and place larger trees at the back of the road right of way for property owners.
Crosslake City Council Meets 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 City Hall A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Approval of Additions to the Agenda (Council Action-Motion) B. Organizational meeting appointments 1. Designate Acting Mayor — (Council Action-Motion) 2. Appointment of 2-Ex Officios to the Fire Relief Association (Mayor and City Administrator) (Council Action-Motion) 3. Approve Schedule of Regular Council Meetings — (Second Monday of Month at 7 p.m.) (Council Action-Motion)
Bowling Jack's House Sr Coffeebreak 1-02: Bridge of Harmony/ 92-44, Hwy 18 Collision/ 86-50, Antlers/ 84-52, Texas Roadhouse/ 84-52, Jacks House/ 80-56, Advance Auto Parts/ 76-60, Christ Lutheran/ 74-62, Northern Sports/ 73-63, Davids Gang/ 72-64, Mattson Lumber/ 72-64, Auto Import/ 68-68, Gull Lake Glass/ 68-68, Culvers/ 66-70, BIR/ 62-74, Heartland Tire/ 56-80, Minn T's/ 51-85, Winners Trophy/ 48-88