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Big fan turnout witnesses 82 cars at Eagle River Speedway special

A large turnout of fans saw 82 cars take on the challenging one-third-mile tri-oval at Eagle River Speedway for last Friday’s Fourth of July Fireworks Special.

The special included the Auto Value WISSOTA Midwest Modified Special, the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association Micro Sprint 600 Special and Harry’s Fireworks show during intermission.

The track also made up three feature races that were rained out the previous Friday night.

“The fans really got their money’s worth,”

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:29 PM
Field of dreams
The youth baseball field at Oldenburg Sports Park has been busy weeknights with plenty of action on the diamond. Pictured above, a batter watching a pitched ball hit the dirt. A second softball field was added to the complex last week. The facility now offers one baseball field and two softball fields. —STAFF PHOTOS
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:30 PM
Seven from Pines receive GNC honors in girls soccer

Seven players from the Northland Pines girls soccer team re­ceived all-con­ference recognition from the Great Northern Conference (GNC) for the 2014 season.

Pines seniors Lauren Lenz and Kailyn Hogenmiller received first-team all-conference honors. Lenz was a unanimous selection.

Lenz played midfield and forward for the Eagles, scoring 20 goals and adding 11 assists for 51 points.

Hogenmiller also played multiple positions for the Eagles,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:29 PM
Rain ends racing early in Eagle River; speedway to host Fourth of July special

With the previous Friday night’s races being cancelled due to rain, and rain moving in this past Friday night, racers and track officials at Eagle River Speedway did all they could to get as many races in before the rain came.

All of the heat races were ran and three of the six feature races were finished before the clouds opened up.

Those races have set the stage for

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:28 PM
First Moonlight Run slated in Eagle River

The Pines Community Wellness Center will hold its first major fundraiser, the Moonlight Run (formerly the Moonshine Run) Saturday, July 12, at 10 p.m. in downtown Eagle River near the depot.

Northland Pines School District officials said they hope to make the run an annual fundraising event for the wellness center, which the district took over center operations from the YMCA in 2013.

The event will be a 5-kilometer (5K) run along with a children’s 1-kilometer (1K) race. Activities for the entire family will begin at 7 p.m. with food, games, music and a 50-foot inflatable obstacle course.

The children’s fun run

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:28 PM