The Duluth Huskies were cruising through tonight's matchup with the St. Cloud Rox at Wade Stadium well ahead of their average game time, but it wasn't quick enough to beat the severe thunderstorms that bore down on the Twin Ports an hour after the 6:35 p.m. first pitch. The rain delay came in the top of the fifth inning just after St. Cloud's Cameron Blaquiere led off the fifth inning with a triple, and was officially postponed at 10 p.m.
Duluth's Lake Park Little League Juniors team is heading to the Central Regional Tournament Aug. 5-10 in Fort Wayne, Ind., after beating Esko in the state championship game today. The regionals are a pool-play style tournament, with the top four teams from each pool advancing to the playoffs Aug. 9. The winner of the tournament will advance to the Little League Junior World Series, Aug. 13-20 in Taylor, Mich. Lake Park Little League opens the Central Regional against North Dakota at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5.
The 75th Minnesota Golf Association Women's Amateur Championship kicks off Monday morning at Northland Country Club. It's the third time that the tournament has been at Northland Country Club, which hosted the 1968 and 1980 tournaments. Play begins at 11 a.m. from the first and 10th tees and continues through Wednesday. Spectators are welcome, but the tournament also will be streamed live on mngolf.org. Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minn., is the defending champion.
Approximately 20 Girl Scouts from the local Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines troop volunteered on June 1 to assure other children have the right tools for a healthy smile. The girls assembled toothbrush kits for distribution during Just Kids Dental's school-based dental clinics for next school year as well as for educational presentations during the summer. Kits included a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a pencil.
The St. Louis River Alliance is sponsoring a photo contest to celebrate the seasons and beauty of the largest U.S. River that flows into Lake Superior. Contestants are asked to submit striking digital images that highlight the diverse flora, wildlife and recreational activities that connect people to their natural habitat as well as images of harbor activity.
Dana Rae Barr of Alborn shares this photos he captured on Maple Leaf Lake.
Minnesota North 16-1 White takes fifth place Minnesota North 16-1 White tied for fifth place in the Gold Division during the Amateur Athletic Union Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships held June 23-26 in Orlando, Fla. Team members are: (back row) coach Sydnie Mauch, Chloe Wilson, Natalie Arnston, Aden Barber, Tori Bott, Lauren Skar and coach John Conley; and (front row) Abby Hoffman, Audry Beaudry, Hannah Hughes, Jordyn Maas and Brennah Conley. Not pictured is Sadee Kidd.
Mentor Duluth matches caring adults with children who can benefit from positive role models. Shawna, 13 Shawna is a thoughtful, introspective girl who is gifted in music and visual art. She's a creative thinker and likes to express her individuality through fun, colorful hairstyles. One of her greatest strengths is her adaptability — she takes life in stride and is generally open and accepting of all people and situations. She has strong interests in community and social justice, and is not into assuming gender roles.
DONATIONS • Bent Paddle Brewery raised $2,500 for Safe Haven Shelter and Resources Center from beer proceeds during a collaborative event held April 21, brewery tours during the month of April, and a portion of the proceeds from Bent Paddle's Festiversary. Safe Haven will use the funds to support their walk-in Resource Center, where they serve more than 1,200 local victims and survivors every year assisting with legal proceedings, orders for protection, safety planning, housing, employment, education, childcare, and personal and holistic support.
Our family holds an annual Milkweed Seed Day at our hunting property in Blackhoof, and the kids love to blow milkweed seeds into the wind, spreading them on the acres set aside for monarch butterflies on our land. As we were getting the fire ready for supper, the kids climbed up onto one of the round bales of hay and posed for this unique shot. The pile of children are: (bottom) Pery Affias, 13; Kaia Affias, 10; and Ellise Affias, 10. Kaia and Ellise are twins and were born on the 38th wedding anniversary of their grandparents, Jim and Linda Boyd of Cloquet.