• It’s been a deadly winter on the ice!

    | Published on March 11, 2024 at 3:11pm CDT

    •  DNR offers guidelines to avoid disaster  It has been a particularly deadly winter season on Minnesota waters, with at least four people dead after falling through the ice. While some lakes are largely ice-free, people are still ice fishing on others, particularly those in the north. The late-ice season can be particularly dangerous and in recent… Read More

  • Bits and pieces

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 1:38pm CST

    Speaking of Sports by John Fragodt, Sports Reporter The Minnewaska Area dance program started only 7-8 years ago, but already has earned four state berths. I had listed in the paper two weeks ago that the Lakers missed out on a third-straight trip to state this year when they placed fourth in the High Kick and Jazz… Read More

  • Lakers top KMS; to face NLS in sub-section finals

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 1:34pm CST

    Halfway there. The Minnewaska Area girls basketball team held KMS to eight second-half points on the way to a 66-29 victory during the sub-section semifinals, Saturday night at Montevideo High School. The win wasn’t as easy as it seems though as the Lakers trailed  for much of the first half, including a 14-11 deficit with 9:14… Read More

  • Wildman places fourth at state wrestling

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 12:29pm CST

    •  Five Minnewaska Area wrestlers compete at state meet Miles Wildman highlighted another great season of Laker wrestling with a fourth-place finish at the State Wrestling Tournament, Friday and Saturday at the Excel Center in Minneapolis. Wildman was one of five Minnewaska Area wrestlers who qualified to the State Class AA Tourney this season.  He went… Read More

  • Minnewaska falls just short of upset win in opener

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 12:26pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area boys team came within a few points and a few minutes of pulling off a big upset over top-seeded Montevideo in the opening round of the Section 3AA Boys Basketball Tournament, Saturday night at Montevideo. The Lakers, who came in as the eighth seed, led 48-45 with 4:35 left in the game before… Read More

  • Wrestlers have banner day

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:48pm CST

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter The Minnewaska Area wrestlers had a banner day at the Section 8AA Wrestling Tournament at DGF High School, Saturday, qualifying five wrestlers to the state tourney.  Coach Chip Rankin, who has been at the helm of the Minnewaska wrestling program for seven years, says this is the most… Read More

  • Minnewaska girls open up playoffs with rout

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:46pm CST

    •  Lakers to face KMS, Thursday after beating Litchfield in opener, 71-38 One down and three to go! The Minnewaska Area Lakers girls basketball team opened up its postseason run with a 71-38 victory over Litchfield, Saturday night at home. The Lakers never were threatened during the game and earned their 19th win of the season in… Read More

  • Lakers qualify five to State Wrestling Tourney

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:44pm CST

    •  Reichmann and Wildman win titles, while Smith, Schiffler, Kovarik place second The Minnewaska Area wrestling team will be sending not one, not two, not three, but five wrestlers to the State Wrestling Tournament, set for this Thursday through Saturday at the Excel Energy Center in Minneapolis. Miles Wildman and Myles Reichmann both won Section 8AA titles,… Read More

  • Laker boys fall twice; to open up playoffs at EVW

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:39pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area boys basketball team closed out the home schedule with a 65-51 loss to Paynesville, Thursday night.  Two nights earlier, the Lakers lost at Melrose Area, 79-53. Minnewaska Area is set to close out the regular-season, Monday (today) at Osakis before commencing with the Section 3AA Boys Basketball Tournament, Saturday. The Lakers are seeded eighth… Read More

  • What a great Super Bowl!

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 3:12pm CST

    Speaking of Sports by John Fragodt, Sports Reporter Wow, that was a great Super Bowl game! At first, I thought they might have gotten the wrong two teams in the Super Bowl this year, but after seeing the game, I think they got it right. Kansas City had upset Baltimore in the AFC Championship two weeks earlier, while… Read More

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