Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'High school football is back. There isn't a much better concept for football fans than watching their favorite prep teams under the lights on Friday nights. Except this week, it all starts on Saturday night. Here are four of this week's top match-ups, with a couple other quality games on the side.
Teen Gets 27 Years For Killing Cottage Grove TeacherA 19-year-old Pine Springs man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher learned his fate Friday afternoon. Bailey Garcia was sentenced to 27 years for second-degree murder in the January drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard in Mahtomedi.
Prep Blog: Section Baseball Playoffs In Full SwingWe have a state tournament field set in boys tennis for both teams and individuals in Class A and AA. The next tournament to be figured it will be in baseball, where section playoffs are well underway and state teams will be decided across Minnesota by next weekend if the weather allows.
Teen Pleads Guilty In Cottage Grove Teacher's Shooting DeathA 19-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the January shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher who was also a bar owner. Bailey Garcia was charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 24 drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard, who owned Frigaard's Bar in Mahtomedi.
Mahtomedi's Sean Hjelle Has Kentucky On His MindMahtomedi's Sean Hjelle is made for basketball, and maybe baseball. He's 6 feet 11 inches tall and he's good in the low post. But he thinks his future is on the mound. Watch him on the basketball court and you see a kid with potential -- big potential.
Mahtomedi Family Overwhelmed By Support After Pets Die In FireA family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.
Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-UpsWe're sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.
Memorial Held For Teacher Shot Dead In MahtomediA memorial mass was held Monday morning for a popular teacher and businessman who was shot to death in January. David Frigaard, 46, was killed in Mahtomedi after leaving the bar he owned. Investigators believe 19-year-old Bailey Garcia was the one who shot Frigaard.
Update: Missing Chanhassen Man, 87, Found SafeAn 87-year-old Chanhassen man that went missing Thursday afternoon has been found safe. Verne Fedje Christensen was last seen Thursday afternoon when he left home to go workout at a gym -- but never arrived.
Defense Attorney: Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Teacher Battling DepressionThe psychological health of Pine Springs man accused of shooting and killing a Cottage Grove teacher last weekend is under evaluation, according to his defense attorney.
Charges: Pine Springs Teen Shot & Killed Teacher With Rifle, Drove OffA second-degree murder charge has been filed Monday against a teenager accused of killing a teacher. David Frigaard, 46, was shot to death around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. He was killed just blocks from the bar he owned, Dugout Bar, in Mahtomedi.
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