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Popular bean bag tourney to expand Rockford River Days from Aug. 8-10 will give people plenty of reasons to come to town for entertainment, friendly competitions and renewed rivalries — along with the traditional carnival, grand parade, fireworks and more. A limited supply of discount tickets for the carnival is available now through 1 p.m. [...]

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Chief Tate Mills won’t seek re-election The Albertville City Council heard that fire chief Tate Mills won’t see re-election and that Mills recommended to the Fire Committee to hire a full-time chief. City administrator Adam Nafstad said he and the assistant fire chief initially met with the state to discuss the process for reviewing the [...]

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Jimmy’s Pizza, of Medina, will serve as grand marshal for the Hamel Rodeo Parade on Sunday, July 13, the last day of Hamel Rodeo weekend. Rodeo performances are at Corcoran Lions Park, County Roads 10 and 101, from Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 13. Professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete for cash prizes at [...]

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Skies opened up and dumped heavy rain on the Hennepin County Fair at various times between Thursday, June 19, and Sunday, June 22. In between rain events, warm sunny weather blanketed the fairgrounds at Corcoran Lions Park in Corcoran. Fairgoers came for food, carnival rides, a petting zoo, a talent show, 4-H exhibits and more. [...]

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Community events round out rodeo weekend A 6-year-old barrel racer and a wild animal trainer and rodeo entertainer known as the “One-armed Bandit” will be among many attractions at the Hamel Rodeo during performances Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13, at Corcoran Lions Park, located on County Road 10 west of County Road 101. [...]

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Cites potential litigation to resolve rezoning issue The Riverside Church said it would pursue litigation regarding its desired purchase of the former Cinemagic theater building in St. Michael. The church contends the city’s zoning law, which does not allow a church as a use in the business district, “violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized [...]

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  Rockford youth sports report BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The first ever Jim Thome Showcase U10A baseball tournament in Rockford will be a hard act to follow for the U11A Rockford Area Athletic Association (RAAA) team when playing host to a similar event June 20-21. Rockford’s U10A team took top honors at the [...]

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