Ethan Rajala's suicide squeeze bunt scored Ryan Barrett from third base in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Grand Rapids an 8-7 victory over Duluth Denfeld in prep baseball action Friday in Grand Rapids. Zach Stejskal and Jack Bowman, who earned the win with seven pitches in relief, each had two hits for the Thunderhawks. Payton Budisalovich, Jarrod Smith and Brody Russell each had two hits for the Hunters. Duluth Marshall 9, Two Harbors 1
Name: Symphony Boat Co. Owner: Marcel LaFond Why is this a thing? Why indeed! We do a mix of technology and old-world craftsmanship. Product includes electric boats, custom boats, tiny houseboats, bamboo and wood and unique style. We are friendly to the environment, and to customers and their guests. When was it founded? Established in 2008, but we've been building boats since 2015. How's business? Ramping up for the coming season. Also looking for buyers of our new tiny houseboat.
As part of National Volunteer week, which begins today and continues through Saturday, Head of the Lakes United Way celebrates the many area volunteers that work with partnering organizations.
DONATIONS • Maurices donated $2,500 to Just Kids Dental, a nonprofit that provides dental services to at-risk children in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The donation marks the beginning of Maurices' annual sponsorship to JKD. • Together, AAR Corp., KBJR 6 and University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics raised $10,000 for veterans-in-need by selling UMD Bulldog baseball caps through Operation Hat Trick 2017. Proceeds went to Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans to be used for Duluth veterans.
Tim Mlodozyniec of Duluth shares this photo and writes, "On my daily ride to work, I often stop in Canal Park to shoot my favorite place. It always offers a different look with every different day. This is why I love Duluth."
Phyllis Graves of Proctor shares a photo of an unexpected guest who made himself right at home.
Mentor Duluth matches caring adults with children who can benefit from positive role models. Danasia, 13 Danasia loves to dance, act, sing, cook and be outside playing soccer, volleyball and swimming. She also likes shopping and getting her hair, nails and makeup done. Going to movies, museums and plays are also fun for Danasia. Danasia is kind-hearted and loves to help people. She has a very clear sense of what she believes is right and wrong, a great sense of humor and is outgoing. She asks questions and speaks her mind.
Fennessy racers compete for spirit points, not finish-times A herd of runners wearing everything green — tutus, wigs, bandanas and knee-high socks — flooded several Hermantown roads in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The festive runners in Grandma's Marathon's St. Fennessy 4K fun-run weren't measured by race-times, but by costume designs. This year's costume winners were Sarah Niehaus and Jonathan Grimsby, both of Duluth.
EVENTS • Walmart's Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign, which supports hunger-relief efforts throughout northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, continues through May 15. To join the effort, purchase participating items at Walmart or donate online at wm8.walmart.com/Hunger/#/.
"I did it Grandma! All by myself!" Ethan Johnson, 3, smiles after he put together a puzzle. Parents are Keith and Amanda Johnson of Meadowlands. Grandparents are Linda Bibeau of Ball Club and David and Patti Johnson of Meadowlands. Great-grandmother Marjorie Johnson of Meadowlands.