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TENNIS Osakis 7, Parkers Prairie 0; Osakis 7, Pierz 0 The Osakis tennis team already has eight wins to show for a busy start to the season after sweeping Parkers Prairie and Pierz in a triangular on Monday. Taylor Kraemer, Hannah Baker, Alexa Hoffarth and Hannah Szech all got straight-set victories in both their matches on the day in the singles lineup. Things came just as easy in the doubles lineup. Katie Anderson and Peyton Garcia won in two sets against Pierz, while it was Ashley Kraemer that teamed up with Anderson to win at first doubles against Parkers Prairie.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 VOLLEYBALL Alexandria at Marshall, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Henning, 7:30 p.m. Osakis at Sebeka, 5 p.m. WCA at Underwood, 5 p.m. Ashby at CGB, 7:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Verndale, 7:30 p.m. BOYS' SOCCER Alexandria vs. St. Cloud Cathedral, 7 p.m. GIRLS' SOCCER Alexandria at St. Cloud Cathedral, postponed to October 1 due to heat TENNIS Alexandria at Willmar, 4:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Melrose Invite, 3 p.m. GIRLS' SWIMMING Alexandria at Melrose, 6 p.m.
DEER RIVER, Minn. -- A 16-year-old boy was the victim of an apparent wolf attack at a campground on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. The boy sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to a DNR news release. The boy is from Solway, Minn., said Cheri Zeppelin, DNR Northeast Region information officer in Grand Rapids.
Due to the extreme heat and humidity, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) is nearing an all-time electrical peak. ALP encourages customers to conserve electrical energy during late morning through dusk on these hot days. ALP has more than enough electrical capacity to serve all local needs, however, if the utility sets new peaks, its electrical rates may have to be increased. As a municipally owned utility, the rates ALP charges residents and businesses are based entirely on its cost to serve its customers.
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. MINNESOTA 5-year-old crushed after falling from bucket of loader CANNON FALLS, Minn. -- A 5-year-old boy died Thursday evening when he was crushed by a skid-steer loader, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported. Matthew Mallett had been riding in the bucket of the machine when he fell out and was crushed. Rescue crews were called to 29510 Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township at about 6:30 p.m.
EVELETH, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Eveleth man was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in Mountain Iron. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the incident happened just before 3 a.m. Canadian National railroad contacted authorities to report that a southbound train had struck a person who was on the tracks at the south end of CN's property along Mountain Iron Drive. That's near U.S. Highway 53 and the boundary between Mountain Iron and Virginia. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are seeking the public's help to find the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash near Sauk Centre Saturday. The crash happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. when the Minnesota State Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 71 just north of Sauk Centre. A northbound motorcycle's passenger fell off the motorcycle near the entrance to the Grey Stone Golf Course.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26 CROSS COUNTRY WCA at Morris Invite, 5:30 p.m. TENNIS Osakis Triangular, 8 a.m. Parkers Prairie at Osakis Tri, 9 a.m.
Owners of an estimated 22,000 livestock feedlots registered in Minnesota must submit updated registration information to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) by Jan. 1, 2014. The information includes location, type of operation, and number of livestock. "Feedlot registration helps the state protect the environment by targeting resources for improvements where they are most needed," Randall Hukriede, an MPCA feedlot program manager, said.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) called on the Administration to take swift action to prevent and respond to Lyme disease. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that diagnoses of Lyme disease are 10 times higher than cases reported annually. Klobuchar and Collins wrote to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius last week, urging the agency to use all available resources to improve diagnostic tools and ramp up efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.