A popular stop in cabin country is remembering its founder this weekend. Betty Lessard, the founder of Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, passed away at age 90.
Tanner Tweten’s overtime goal lifted East Grand Forks to its second consecutive Minnesota Class A hockey title, as the Green Wave survived a miraculous rally by Hermantown to repeat with a 5-4 win. Trailing 4-2 late in regulation, the Hawks had gotten a pair of goals in the final 32.8 seconds to force the extra session, only to finish as runners-up for the sixth consecutive year.
The Minnesota State Hockey experience really is unlike any other, from the homemade signs to the shameless mullets. “It’s starting to grow on me a little bit so I might keep it,” St. Cloud Apollo’s Blake Theisen said. Like the players, fans take it all in.
What unifies Hermantown is the hockey team, so it’s easy to understand how the Hawks have made the last five state title games. How they’ve lost all of them is hard to explain.
There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.
Police in the Duluth area say three people recently have died of drug overdoses.
76 inches of snow…..Listen to Dave’s interview and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.
The Hermantown Police Department says a man has died a week after officer shot him with a stun gun. Police said Monday the Hermantown man died in a hospital on Sept. 26.
Duluth police have arrested a third man who escaped from the Northeastern Minnesota Regional Corrections Center last week. Officers found 22-year-old Tyler Sandstrom at a home in Duluth and arrested him without incident Wednesday.
Seventeen-year-old Rudy Hummel hasn’t let one of the coldest winters in decades, drenching rain or clouds of mosquitoes prevent him from sleeping outside every night for a full year. Hummel was preparing Friday to spend one last night in his treehouse at his family’s home in Hermantown.
East Grand Forks didn’t let a slow start get in the way of a school first. Grant Loven had a goal and three assists as the Green Wave beat Hermantown 7-3 in the Class 1A Boys Hockey Championship on Saturday.
The state hockey tournament is what every high school hockey player dreams about; a glorious tradition in the state of hockey. And it’s a tradition that the town of Luverne has never been a part of, until Wednesday. The town of 4,700 turned out in full, including Mayor Patrick Baustian, who led cheers instead of leading the government.
When the puck drops Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, it’ll mark one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks of state tournament action. Between two classes, 16 of the top boys high school hockey teams in Minnesota will converge on St. Paul this week.
A northern Minnesota teen who is vowing to sleep outside for a year is planning to help two charities.
A man buried when a snow fort collapsed around him has been rescued in St. Louis County. Hermantown police say the man’s son called 911 about 5 p.m. Sunday after his father became buried in the heavy snow. Police officers were first to arrive and were able to find the man under the snow and bring him to safety.
A teen from Hermantown, Minn. is braving the arctic blast that’s enveloped the Midwest by sleeping outside. Seventeen-year old Rudy Hummel has been sleeping in the backyard of his family’s home for seven months. To stay warm at night, he recently built a snow cave called a quinzhee, which is large enough to fit three people.
A 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he broke into a northern Minnesota home and demanded guns and ammunition from the homeowner, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
Tommy Novak scored a power-play goal with 6.1 seconds left in the third period as St. Thomas Academy rallied to win its third straight Class 1A boys hockey championship Saturday. St. Thomas beat Hermantown 5-4.
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Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the State High School Hockey semi-finals! Among the big matches are Hill-Murray versus Wayzata, Duluth East versus Edina, Breck versus Hermantown and East Grand Forks versus St. Thomas Academy.
Hermantown will play St. Thomas Academy in the Class 1A championship for the third straight year.
Being the “State of Hockey,” fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated and exciting high school state tournaments that high school sports offers in Minnesota.
The field for one of the most highly anticipated state tournaments will be set before the weekend is over, and four great match-ups Friday night will solidify the field.
Conference play is just a different animal in sports, no matter what level we’re talking about. But especially in high school, more and more conferences seem to balance out in Minnesota every year.
It’s one of the busiest times of the winter to be a high school sports athlete. Conference seasons are in full swing across the state, and now suddenly almost every game is meaningful and goes down to the wire.