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Hunters who wish to apply for one of 182 permits for the 2006 Minnesota prairie chicken season or for one of 4,290 permits for the fall turkey hunt must do so by July 28. Applications are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The five-day prairie chicken season, which begins on Oct. 21, is open to Minnesota residents only. Hunters will be charged a $4 application fee and may apply individually or in groups up to four.
Here are week four Babe Ruth baseball results: Red 3, Black 1 Dustin Sauter and Eric Riley battled in a well played defensive battle with Red coming away with victory. Dustin gave up four hits, three walks and struck out 11 in getting the complete game win. Eric also pitched a complete game, giving up five hits and five walks with 9 strikeouts. Alex Erickson and Dustin Sauter had two hits each for Red. Josh Love led Black with two hits and Blake Swenson had a hit and drove in the Black run. Black 8, Gray 7 Black jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and then held on for the win.
Steinway and Sons, renowned maker of pianos since 1853, has recognized the University of Minnesota, Morris as an All-Steinway School. Only 40 colleges and universities in the U.S. have been designated All-Steinway Schools, including four in Minnesota: the University of Minnesota, Morris; the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Bemidji State University and Concordia College, St.
The Morris 11-U baseball team has qualified for the state tournament, and will tune up by playing four games in two days later this month. Morris is 9-4 and qualified for the state tournament July 28-30 in New Ulm. The team plays two games against Melrose on July 20, beginning at 6 p.m., then plays two games against Browerville on July 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Athletic Director Mark Fohl watched crews move massive amounts of dirt as they prepared the site of a new football facility near the UMM and Morris Area campuses. As much as he realized the prep work was necessary, it grew tiresome, he said. Now, the vision in his head is beginning to take shape. "I'm liking that we're seeing actual construction," said Fohl, also a member of the joint-use facility's Building Advisory Committee.
The Morris Legion baseball team sent its hitting statistics soaring and its earned-run average plummeting in taking a doubleheader from Clinton Thursday. Morris defeated Clinton 9-0 in the first game of the doubleheader, then needed just five innings to wrap up a 20-2 victory. **See box scores in "Scores, Standings and Schedules" section of the Sun Tribune Web site.** Morris has won four straight games and improve to 6-1 this season. The team plays another doubleheader against Wheaton on Monday in Morris beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A Morris man is in custody on three criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting two minors at the old Morris Area Elementary School. Cory Lynn Mangan, 18, of Morris, allegedly assaulted the two boys July 1 on the roof of the school. Mangan is in custody on criminal sexual conduct charges, one count of first degree and two counts of third degree. Mangan faces a 30-year prison term, a $40,000 fine or both on the first-degree count, and 15 years and/or a $30,000 fine for each of the third-degree counts. He is in jail on $4,000 bail, according to Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard. Mor
After 54 years, Glen and Gertie Werk were ready to end their days as owners of Donnelly Super Market. But they're not eager to know that they'll be the last to run the store. "It's emotional," Gertie said as tears welled in her eyes. July 1 was the final day of business for the grocery store the Werks first opened as a Red Owl in 1952. Glen, 75, and Gertie, 72, wanted more time to spend traveling and relaxing, but they also wanted to find someone to keep the store running. But that proved to be a tougher chore than keeping people in groceries for more than half a century. The Werks' son,
Summer Center Day at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is Friday, July 14. There are three tours on crops, one on renewable energy, and three tours on livestock systems. All tours leave from the farm shop. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with tours beginning at 8 a. m. and ending about 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. The tours are approximately one hour, and will begin at regularly scheduled times.
Amanda Murphy was crowned Miss Midwest during the annual pageant, held in conjuction with Prairie Pioneer Days. Murphy is a University of Minnesota, Morris student from New London, Missouri. Her platform is "Retirement-Beyond the Numbers." Her parents are William and Theresa Murphy. Murphy performed a dramatic reading of "The Marines Farewell" for her talent. Terri Jo Schuft, a UMM student from Stewart, Minn,, was named Miss Midwest Ambassador. Schuft performed a piano solo for her talent.