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Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
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DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
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Dairy council seeks candidates
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September 11, 2017
Extra race night approved at Viking Speedway
At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council Council approved an additional race date, a practice night for drivers, at the Viking Speedway. It will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., the night before the speedway's big weekend event, the Karl Performance...
September 11, 2017 - 10:16pm
September 8, 2017
A life lived at the track
Robert Gierke of Westport was a third generation race car driver. His grandpa, Bob Ufkin, and his father, William Gierke, also raced and loved...
September 8, 2017 - 12:00am
September 5, 2017
Viking Speedway: Money up for grabs during Labor Day doubleheader
A large field of 118 race teams filled the pits for the second night of the Labor Day Doubleheader at Viking Speedway on a hazy Sunday evening, with three divisions having special events.
September 5, 2017 - 1:14pm
September 1, 2017
Locals a big part of Viking Speedway point champs
The races at the Viking Speedway this past Saturday were supposed to come with track titles on the line during the final regular-season race...
September 1, 2017 - 3:17pm
August 23, 2017
Viking Speedway: Tim, Zach Johnson part of feature winners
The Viking Speedway saw six more drivers enter victory lane during the Douglas County Fair this past Saturday as the local oval looks ahead to...
August 23, 2017 - 10:49am
August 14, 2017
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
For the third straight season, the Viking Speedway played host to a special event as it hosted the third annual Race for Fallen Lineman Modified...
August 14, 2017 - 3:35pm
July 30, 2017
Viking Speedway: Olson, Nelson represent Alex in victory lane
Shawn Olson visited victory lane for the third time this summer after taking the checkered flag in the Midwest Modifieds race Saturday night...
July 30, 2017 - 1:27am
July 24, 2017
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Zach Johnson charged from ninth on the grid to claim the WISSOTA Modified feature win on a warm evening at the Viking Speedway this past Saturday....
July 24, 2017 - 2:42pm
July 19, 2017
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
Shawn Meyer, one third of the Meyer's racing team from Wahpeton, ND, held off his uncle Greg in route to his first Viking Speedway win on Saturday night. Meyer's WISSOTA Late Model win was part of the Polydome Dirt Track Series action. Other drivers who found their way into Marthaler...
July 19, 2017 - 1:03pm
July 11, 2017
Viking Speedway: Johnson wins three at the local oval
Tim Johnson is no stranger to victory lane at Viking Speedway, and he pulled off a "hat trick" on Saturday night as he won the WISSOTA Modified,...
July 11, 2017 - 11:44am
July 2, 2017
Viking Speedway: Kaanta brings $2,000 win back to Wisconsin
John Kaanta had a decision to make early Saturday afternoon. The veteran driver lives in Elk Mound, Wisconsin. That’s about a four hour drive...
July 2, 2017 - 12:50am
June 27, 2017
Vikings Speedway: Winners crowned on cool night
A field of 92 cars checked in to do battle at the Viking Speedway on a cool, cloudy, windy evening this past Saturday. Don Shaw used a late-race pass on leader Casey Meyer enroute to the win in the WISSOTA Late models. Other drivers who visited Marthaler Chevrolet Victory Lane included...
June 27, 2017 - 4:19pm
June 5, 2017
Viking Speedway: Tim Johnson adds two more wins to his resume
Brainerd's Tim Johnson is no stranger to Marthaler Chevrolet Victory Lane and on Saturday Johnson added two more wins to his season total, as...
June 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
May 30, 2017
Kaanta wins Sunday's big payday at Viking Speedway
The final night of a big weekend at the Viking Speedway was capped off on Sunday by Elk Mound, Wisconsin driver John Kaanta winning the $3,000 check for taking the WISSOTA Late Models feature. Brainerd's Tim Johnson won the $1,500 Modified feature. It was part of three wins on the...
May 30, 2017 - 11:33am
May 28, 2017
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Don Shaw has been racing at the Viking Speedway for almost 20 years and racked up plenty of wins during that time. Exactly how many, he wasn’t...
May 28, 2017 - 10:36am