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Things were looking good from the get-go for Ellsworth against Osceola in the second round of the Division 2 Section 1 playoff as the Panthers tacked on three runs in the top of the first inning. "We got off to a rolling start," said Ellsworth head coach Ryan Casper. "Then, we let in five." The Chieftains responded with five runs in the bottom half of the first inning. And Osceola was able to maintain the momentum, knocking out the Panthers with a 13-3 victory in five innings Tuesday in Osceola, Wis. "I never felt like we were out of the game, even when they were up 10-3," Casper said.
WOODBURY -- A group of women who gather every month at a Woodbury coffee shop shows just how small the world is. Or how diverse the city has grown to be. The International Women's Group of Woodbury consists of members who come from all different parts of the world: Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Hong Kong, England, Canada, France, Lebanon, Egypt, Argentina and Chile, just to name a few. The group was started just last spring by Lisa Vale, an American whose family traveled for work to Brazil, Italy and Spain for 15 years before finally settling in Woodbury.
Nick Boyer doesn't think physical fitness should be limited to those who can afford it. The Woodbury resident and personal trainer recently launched an organization called Power of Exercise. The concept behind the nonprofit is to provide a gym membership and personal trainer services at no cost. "I see a need and an opportunity to help people who can't afford it," Boyer said. The plan, he explained, calls for Power of Exercise to receive nominations for prospective clients through the organization's website.
All Red Wing schools are on lockdown today after a Tower View Alternative Learning Center student reported receiving a threatening call that alluded to a potential shooting at the school. According to the Red Wing Police Department, a female senior at Tower View received a call Tuesday night from an unknown person who told her, "Your school is next." The girl responded with "Hello" and the person repeated the threat, "Your school is next." The phone number did not show up on the girl's caller ID, but Police Chief Roger Pohlman said he is working with the county attorney to obtain a subpoena
Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks. There are different types of exercise to aid those suffering from arthritis. They include cardiovascular, strengthening and flexibility training.
The significance of a driver's license never truly dissipates, which makes it difficult for aging men and women to address their abilities as a driver and whether they can still safely share the road with other motorists. Traffic statistics show there are reasons to be increasingly cognizant of a driver's ability as he or she ages. Drivers over 65 have as high a crash rate as teenage drivers, said Larry Nadeau, director of outreach with the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center.
Top-seeded Red Wing will face Owatonna Thursday in Red Wing in the Final Four of the Section 1AAA tournament at 5 p.m. The fifth-seeded Huskies defeated fourth-seeded Rochester Mayo 7-3 Tuesday in Rochester. The Wingers and Owatonna met earlier in the season at the Owatonna Wood Bat Tournament. Red Wing defeated Owatonna 3-2. Second-seeded John Marshall received a bye and advanced to the Final Four. Century also advanced Tuesday after defeating Northfield 2-1. The Final Four is double elimination.
Little kids tend to be fascinated by trains and airplanes, but for many of them the interest tapers off with age. Others, however, get more captivated as years go by and grow up to be pilots, aircraft dispatchers or mechanics. Hoping to introduce their passions to a younger generation, members of the national Experimental Aircraft Association developed a program called Young Eagles. Local EAA Chapter 1518, located at the Red Wing Regional Airport, is on board to hold a Young Eagles rally from 9:30 a.m.
PRESCOTT - Prescott pounced on Ellsworth miscues late in the game to rally to a 7-4 victory Thursday to claim the conference lead outright. The Panthershad played nearly flawlessly in the field until Thursday and, in a game that decided who would lead the conference, Ellsworth made four errors. A pop fly hit to shallow right field behind second base ignited a three-run fifth inning for the Cardinals and allowed them to take a 5-4 lead, their first of the game. Things went from bad to worse in a hurry for the Panthers after Mike Lytle reached on an error.
The Ellsworth boys tennis team lost its first conference match of the season 6-1 Tuesday against New Richmond in New Richmond. The Panthers had to forfeit two matches - No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles - but got a win from Will Huppert at No. 2 singles. Huppert won a marathon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 against New Richmond's Pat Holland. The No. 1 doubles team of Adam Lee and Parker Johnson lost a three-set match 2-6, 6-1, 6-6 (7-5).