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WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Little League Field In MinnesotaThere are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann's. "I really wanted to build something that nobody else had," Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.
Volunteers Gather To Clean Up Brooklyn Center Little League ParkVolunteers are helping clean up piles of garbage in Brooklyn Center so little league teams can play ball on the diamond nearby. Someone had been dumping tons of debris at Thurs Park, and the little league was worried it might have to pay thousands to get it out of there.
Athens Man Creates A ‘Field of Dreams’ For CommunityIn the small town of Athens, Minn., Russ Mann decided the Little League programs needed a nicer field to play on. His dream became a "Fields of Dreams,” and has made quite a difference for the spirit of a community. A cell tower provided Athens with a $36,000 piece in seed money for the baseball field. But with more funds needed, Mann and his associates started getting creative, tapping into a momentum that became contagious in the town. The buzz for a baseball field was on.
Police: Vandals Make Mess Of Brooklyn Center Little League BuildingsVandals hit at the heart of a Brooklyn Center Little League field Monday night, creating a couple thousand dollars in damage and a mess that will take days to clean up. Police said the incident took place at the facilities on the 6000 block of Vincent Avenue.
Charges: Duluth Little League Coach Sexually Assaulted PlayerA Duluth man is accused of sexually assaulting a boy on his Little League baseball team, including photographing the two of them together naked. Peter Jay Olson, 47, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of possessing pictorial presentation of minors, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance.
Man Who Solicited Little League Players SentencedA 45-year-old man has been sentenced to four months in the workhouse after pleading guilty to soliciting Little League baseball players through Facebook.
Mpls Man Pleads Guilty To Soliciting Boys Via FacebookMichael Francis Hamer pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of soliciting children to engage in sexual conduct.
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