Monthly Archives: July 2011

Foreclosure crisis forcing residents to turn to renting

By Patrick Slack, Staff Writer patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The percentage of people turning to renting their homes has sharply increased throughout Minnesota in recent years, including in Morrison County. A study conducted by Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) shows that 80 percent of Morrison … Continue reading

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Royalton’s Platte River Day promises a flood of fun

Folks looking for entertainment flood Royalton during its Platte River Day celebration, held the first Saturday in August — which this year, is Aug. 6. Sponsored by the Royalton Lions Club for 17 years, the day holds food and activities … Continue reading

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Camp Ripley to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day

A Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. – … Continue reading

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Rosemount Leprechaun Days events entertain

This photo slideshow contains Rosemount Leprechaun Days event images from the Americana Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 23; the Lightin’ Up Block Party at Lighthouse Christian Church; the Petting Zoo at Fluegel’s Farm, Garden & Pet; and the Mid-Summer Faire, … Continue reading

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Victory League: Branum fans 10 as Fort Ripley blanks Avon 2-0

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Fort Ripley entered the Region 8C tournament, Saturday, with an unblemished 14-0 record in Victory League play this summer. Most of those wins came on the strength of strong pitching efforts, as the Rebels … Continue reading

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Victory League: Roepke spins three-hitter to guide Lightning past Steves

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Nisswa received a dominant pitching performance from Jason Roepke, Saturday, and along with it a trip to the second round of the Region 8C tournament, as the Lightning defeated St. Stephen 5-1. Roepke allowed … Continue reading

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Victory League: Sobieski sails to 12-2 first-round win

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Sobieski and Buckman traded a pair of early runs, Saturday. Sobieski didn’t trade any more after that, plating 10 unanswered runs en route to a 12-2, eight-inning victory. After Sobieski scored two runs in … Continue reading

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Victory League: Lastrup pulls away with nine-run seventh to defeat Upsala

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The Lastrup Lakers opened the Region 8C tournament with a bang, slugging nine hits to produce a dozen runs in a 12-1 win over Upsala. Dave Woitalla ended the ball game with a three-run … Continue reading

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Rosemount Leprechaun Days Parade: Part 2

Warm weather and sunny skies greeted the thousands of participants and attendees of the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Grand Parade on Saturday, July 30 in the downtown area. The parade including an estimated 100 units, several from Rosemount High School, community … Continue reading

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2011 Rosemount Leprechaun Days Grand Day Parade

The Rosemount High School Irishettes dance team showed off some kicking routines along the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Grand Day Parade on July 30. Photos by Rick Orndorf [flagallery gid=807 name=”Gallery”]

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