All three champions from last year have returned to the Minnesota state high school baseball tournament to defend their titles. BOLD in Class 1A, Kasson-Mantorville in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A each qualified again this season. The tournament begins Thursday, with Class 1A games in Chaska and Jordan, Class 2A games in St. Cloud and Class 3A games in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
A Ford dealership near Moorhead is hoping to entice customers with a unique give-a-way. Buy a pickup. Get a shotgun. Muscatell-Burns in Hawley is kicking off a two-week promotion that offers a shotgun for every new or 2013 pickup truck.
The holding company that owns State Bank & Trust in Fargo is in the process of buying First National Bank, which has locations in the Minnesota cities of Hawley and Dilworth.