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WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday in the council chambers at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave.
In the pre-dawn hours, as a person walks into the timber, one's senses are more acute. The pleasant musty smell of leaves and trees contrasts with the sense that something is probably lurking in the darkness to get you. A person hears every twig snap and leaf crunch. The darkness surrounds and you try to blend in with the environment. I usually sit quietly, not moving or attempting to call deer in the waiting time, before I can see what is around me.
State's bald eagle count up 28 percent The number of nesting pairs of bald eagles found in a statewide survey has increased by 28 percent since 2000, the Department of Natural Resources announced today. Survey results indicate that Minnesota's eagle population is second only to Alaska. Acting on reports from the public and past knowledge of nest locations, surveyors found 872 nesting eagle pairs this spring, 191 more pairs than were found in 2000, the last time a survey was conducted. Survey teams from the DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
MADISON - The Benson volleyball team rallied from a two games to one deficit to beat MACCRAY for the sub-section title in a thrilling match at Lac qui Parle Valley, 21-25, 25-23, 16-25, 25-14, 15-8. The Braves and Wolverines were meeting for the third-straight season for the sub-section title with MACCRAY winning the last two. Benson was led by the hitting of Emily Jensen, Kelly Jepma and Jessica Ascheman, but it was an injury to Danielle Goeman of MACCRAY that seemed to swing the momentum toward Benson's side of the net in the final two games. "Tonight the girls played very confident," Ben
NEW ULM - After a sluggish first game, Central Minnesota Christian found the holes in the Buffalo Lake-Hector defense and advanced to the Section 2A final with a 17-25, 27-25, 25-11, 25-15 win in the 2A-North final Thursday at Marting Luther College. "We started out a little bit slow; we didn't pass very well," said Bluejays coach Traci Grussing. But as Game 2 got going, CMCS started going after everyone else but All-Area hitter Leah Ashburn.
The Ridgewater volleyball team will face Madison Area in the semifinals of the Region 13A Tournament at 6 p.m. today in LaCrosse, Wis. The second match features Western Wisconsin against Minnesota West at 8 p.m. The championship match is 1 p.m. Saturday. The winner advances to the NJCAA Division III Tournament Nov. 11-12 in Rochester.
Three area football teams will be playing for a state berth today in section championships. Litchfield (10-0) faces Albany (10-0) at 7:45 p.m. at St. Cloud State University in the Section 6AAA final. Yellow Medicine East (8-2) meets West Central Area (7-3) at 5:30 p.m. at the Fargodome in the Section 6AA championship. Hancock (7-3) takes on Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross (10-0) in the Section 3-Nine-Man final at 3 p.m. at the Fargodome.
REDWOOD FALLS - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton got one step closer to returning to the Xcel Energy Center after the Panthers upended BOLD 21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20 in the Section 3AA-North final Thursday. TMB, the defending state champion, faces Pipestone in the section final Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Senior outside hitter Missy Benson hammered down five kills in the first game for BOLD before the taller Panthers limited her to eight over the next three games. BOLD ended the first game on a 6-1 run after Benson tied the game at 20 with a kill.
ALBANY - Behind a combined 38 kills from April Hansen and Ashley Lensing, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa rebounded after losing the first game to upend Sauk Centre 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20 in the Section 6AA-North final Thursday. BBE (27-2) is now one step closer to reaching the state tournament. The Jaguars take on 6AA-South winner Benson Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Melrose High School. BBE has not appeared in the state tournament since the three towns consolidated. "We were so pumped up and had all this nervous energy," said BBE coach Mimi Knutson.
Football Section 6AAA FINAL TODAY at St. Cloud State Litchfield vs. Albany, 7:45 p.m. Section 6AA FINAL TODAY At Fargodome Yellow Medicine East vs. West Central Area, 5:30 p.m. Section 3-Nine-Man SEMIFINALS TODAY At Fargodome Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross vs. Hancock, 3 p.m. College Volleyball Ridgewater at Region 13 Tournament, day 1 of 2