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Post 222 takes down West Duluth

COHASSET — Logan Gietzen flirted with a no-hitter as the Hibbing American Legion baseball team beat West Duluth 4-1 Friday during game No. 1 of the Grand Rapids Tournament held at Portage Park. Gietzen took his no-hit bid into the sixth inning and had two outs when Gavin Bulthuis hit a double down the left-field line. Mason Boos followed that up with an RBI single. Other than that, Gietzen finished...
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Phenology Report, June 21 2022

Reminder: Our Season Watch newsletter has launched! Subscribe here. It was the summer solstice this week! John and his phenology friends on the Season Watch Facebook page have agreed that seasonal events are running a week behind average, compared to two to two-and-a-half weeks behind in April and May. So, we're catching up, but not back to 'normal' yet!
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Post 222 catches fire late to beat Taconite

HIBBING — It took six games, but Logan Radovich finally got his first coaching victory. The Hibbing American Legion baseball coach watched his team rally from a four-run deficit after 2 ½ innings with a five-run third inning and 12-run fourth inning en route to an 18-5 victory over Taconite Wednesday at Al Nyberg Field. Radovich knows it’s not all about himself, but still, he was happy to get that...

Mallards shut down Miners

HIBBING — The first time the Hibbing amateur baseball team faced Marble, the Miners only scored two runs off of Mallards’ starting pitcher Lane Gerber. The second time the two teams met, Gerber was a little more stingy, allowing just two hits, while striking out 15 as Marble defeated Hibbing 13-1 in a Northwest Border contest at Al Nyberg Field Tuesday. Gerber only walked one batter, and the two hits...

Summer storm trend rocking northeastern Minnesota

High winds. Heavy rainfall. Hail. It's been one rough storm after another so far in northeastern Minnesota. For the second time in about three weeks, thousands of northeastern Minnesota residents were without electrical power as severe storms swept across the region Monday night. More than 16,800 Lake Country Power members and 11,000 Minnesota Power customers...

Grandson of locals wins state golf title

BECKER, Minn. — New Life Academy junior Cole Witherow, grandson of Tom Witherow and the late Mary Witherow of Remer, shot another 1-over-par 73 recently to win the boys’ individual Class 1A MSHSL golf championship at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker. Witherow opened with a 73 on Tuesday. He edged out Fertile-Beltrami defending state champion Rylin Petry by one stroke. The weather was very dicey both days including wind...

Legion tournament set in Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Fresh off a fourth place finish at the state Class AAA baseball tournament, the Grand Rapids Post No. 60 American Legion baseball season began play this week. A big event at the end of the week will be the 46th annual Grand Rapids American Legion Baseball Invitational which will be conducted in Grand Rapids. The season opened on Tuesday with a game against Hermantown, and Post No. 60 is off until its first game of the invitational on Friday at 9 a.m....

Grand Rapids Celebrates Juneteenth with First-Ever Community Event

Grand Rapids held its first Juneteenth celebration on Sunday to commemorate the end of slavery following the Civil War and celebrate the accomplishments of Black people throughout the United States. In 1886, the first Juneteenth celebration was held in Galveston, Texas. 156 years later, Grand Rapids held their first-ever Juneteenth...