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Prep football: Marshall rips JCC; Pipestone Area, Luverne prevail
College volleyball: Minnesota West has fun, beats Western
Prep volleyball: Marshall beats Jackson County Central in bout of top-ranked squads
Girls soccer: Trojans win on late Castillo goal
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Looking Back: 1939 - Kiwanis Club offers Scout cabin
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Boots 80th birthday
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Data: Sept. 20, 2014
Regular School Board Minutes
Public Notice of Proposed Communication Tower Construction
Data: Sept. 18, 2014
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November 25, 2013
Doug Wolter: West football is much too much to toss aside
If the powers at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are serious about eliminating football, a brilliant first step would be to suspend the program first, and then do the obligatory review later. I would assert that a suspension-first philosophy puts the cart before the...
sports / Minnesota West
November 25, 2013 - 11:48pm
October 9, 2013
Doug Wolter: Much is at stake in conference talks
There are so many issues involved in the ongoing Southwest Conference/South Central Conference merger discussions that it almost boggles the mind. Travel issues. Enrollment issues. Rivalry issues. Configuration issues. One superconference? An east and west division? And so on. Even...
sports / prep
October 9, 2013 - 9:16pm
October 1, 2013
Doug Wolter: MLA's football cup is running over
Imagine the football team of your dreams. How would it perform? If you’re the kind of fan who dreams of pure, unadulterated dominance, it might perform like the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines. Five games into the 2013 high school football season, the Wolverines are pummeling their...
sports / prep
October 1, 2013 - 10:51pm
September 9, 2013
Doug Wolter: The best find a way to win in volleyball
It’s still early, as the cliché goes, but in assessing the area high school volleyball field the way things set up now, it’s safe to say that some of the best teams in 2012 are some of the best teams in 2013. Every year, good players graduate. And coaches remind us about how...
sports / prep
September 9, 2013 - 9:03pm
September 4, 2013
Doug Wolter: It's very early; area teams need the proper perspective
The high school football season has barely begun. So it’s too early to get overconfident. And too early to get demoralized, too. A rational perspective is what coaching staffs need to be drilling into their players these days. And nowhere are the extremes more evident than they...
sports / prep
September 4, 2013 - 10:01pm
August 8, 2013
Doug Wolter: Don't taunt, flaunt, spike or spin
The Minnesota State High School League, in its ongoing effort to build character among its athletes, promotes a “Be a Good Sport” manual on its Team Up For Sportsmanship web site. Much of the information reminds us of the attitude we should always live by, but most of us don’t. Here’s...
August 8, 2013 - 9:45pm
July 1, 2013
Doug Wolter: With Timberwolves, skepticism comes with the territory
If only the Minnesota Timberwolves had had a few more competitive years in the historical record, they might have more die-hard fans today. As it is, I suspect many Wolves fans see themselves more as detached critics than invested fanatics.
July 1, 2013 - 11:17pm
June 4, 2013
Doug Wolter: It's time to appreciate Joe Mauer
By the time his career is over, Joe Mauer might very possibly be regarded as the greatest Minnesota Twin of all time. Isn't it time we learned to appreciate him? Mauer is no Kirby Puckett. Twins fans don't love him that way. It seems, in fact, that although the All-Star Twins catcher...
June 4, 2013 - 9:33pm
May 24, 2013
Doug Wolter: Sometimes you can go home again
Everyday life has a tendency to numb the senses. There are significant moments all around us if only we'd take the time to look, but we miss them because we are either too tired, too distracted, or too much in a hurry to care. But once in a while we all get in touch with our sentimental...
May 24, 2013 - 9:41pm