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The catcher, Kayden Factor, holds onto the baseball, as the umpire calls strike two. The Titans gained their first win of the season 13-0 against Mayer Lutheran Monday. (Andrea Nelson photo)

Spot on pitching and an 11-run first inning led to the Tri-City United baseball team’s first win of the season in their home opener over Mayer Lutheran Monday in Le Center. “They did a lot of things well,” said Titan’s coach Bruce Davis after the game. “They set a tone and came out ready to play....

Greg Johnson, a Lonsdale native, co-hosts a podcast called “Calling an Audible” at the University of Minnesota Crookston. (Photo courtesy of Greg Johnson)

A University of Minnesota Crookston junior from Lonsdale, along with a classmate from Winnipeg, Canada, recently launched a sports podcast available on YouTube and Spotify. Greg Johnson, the son of Wayne and Diane, played baseball for Tri-City United High School and graduated in 2016. Now double-...

Eddie Shimota Jr. next to a poster promoting the movie “Singin’ in the Grain.” The poster shows a 12-year-old Eddie playing the concertina on his family’s farm north of Veseli. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Albert Milgrom grew up in Pine City, a community about an hour north of the Twin Cities that included a large Czech population. While he wasn’t Czech himself, he said as a boy, he could speak a little Czech and when he was at friends’ homes, Czech food was often on the table. In the 1970s, the film...
Whatever we did, we are sorry!     After torturing us with a miserable February with cold and A LOT of snow, you eased up in March and melted your frozen winter rage that flooded many of our homes and fields. In April, you graced us with beautiful spring weather. Last weekend, you teased us and...
Minnesota’s annual Miss Czech Slovak pageant will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the American Legion Club in Montgomery. The 30th annual pageant that encourages and promotes the heritage, culture and traditions of the Czechs and Slovaks in Minnesota will be held at the American Legion Club. The...
Henry Joseph Simon, 84, of Montgomery, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague. Visitation will be on Friday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer...
Earl W. Miller, 91, of Faribault, MN, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Faribault Senior Living. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N., Faribault. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Kilkenny, MN...
Alice M. Cemensky, 93, of Lexington, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Visitation will be on Monday, April 8 from 4-8pm at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 am with...
Laila “Bunny” Schroeder, 88, of Shakopee, passed away on April 2 at Friendship Manor in Shakopee. Private services will be held in Laila’s hometown of Jackson, MN. Bunny was born on May 25, 1930, to Robert and Catherine (Willis) Grantz in Jackson, MN. She went to Jackson High School. She is...

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