The Proctor/Hermantown girl's hockey team made some noise last year at the state tournament finishing in fourth place. At their recent holiday tournament, the Mirage claimed the Schwan Cup Gold Division Title. This year, the Mirage are after more.
Four out of the last five seasons for the Ely football team have resulted in state tournament appearances. In fact, they hadn't lost a regular season game since October of 2014 until last Friday when South Ridge snapped their streak earning a 38-14 victory.
Minnesota opens its pheasant season Saturday with far fewer birds in the field than last year as a long-term decline in the state's ringneck population continues due to the loss of habitat in farm country.