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The significance of a driver's license never truly dissipates, which makes it difficult for aging men and women to address their abilities as a driver and whether they can still safely share the road with other motorists. Traffic statistics show there are reasons to be increasingly cognizant of a driver's ability as he or she ages. Drivers over 65 have as high a crash rate as teenage drivers, said Larry Nadeau, director of outreach with the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center.
Top-seeded Red Wing will face Owatonna Thursday in Red Wing in the Final Four of the Section 1AAA tournament at 5 p.m. The fifth-seeded Huskies defeated fourth-seeded Rochester Mayo 7-3 Tuesday in Rochester. The Wingers and Owatonna met earlier in the season at the Owatonna Wood Bat Tournament. Red Wing defeated Owatonna 3-2. Second-seeded John Marshall received a bye and advanced to the Final Four. Century also advanced Tuesday after defeating Northfield 2-1. The Final Four is double elimination.
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public voting will begin Tuesday Feb. 28 -- the same night Ellsworth will hold a party at the high school to both celebrate the local graduate's success and help area residents cast votes for him. Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Ellsworth High School will sponsor a Reed Grimm Night. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.
LAKE CITY - Lake City paid tribute to slain police officer Shawn Schneider Saturday as his family and 2,000 public safety officers from across Minnesota and around the country laid him to rest. His funeral at First Lutheran Church was rich with stories, song and scripture. The Revs.
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at 2:08 p.m. today. Operators declared the alert at 3:53 a.m. today after workers discovered sodium hypochloride, commonly known as chlorine bleach, leaking from a tank in the screen house. The chemical is used to treat water that is brought into the plant for cooling. The incident released no radioactive material, and officials said there is no danger to the public.
LAKE CITY -- Police believe a body found at 618 West Lyons Ave. Monday evening is that of the man who shot a Lake City police officer earlier that morning. The Wabasha County medical examiner will officially identify the body to confirm that it is Alan J. Sylte, Jr., 25, of Hager City. Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider, 32, was shot in the head Monday morning while he and another officer responded to that address for a reported domestic involving a handgun, Wabasha County Sheriff's Office said. Schneider was transported to St.
Miesville's run at the Minnesota Baseball Association Class B state tournament came to an end Friday in a 3-2 loss to Burnsville in Glencoe, Minn. Burnsville used a three-run eighth inning to clinch the victory. The Mudhens held a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth when things started to fall apart. The eighth inning started with David Keeney getting hit by a pitch and Matt Trocke reached on an error to give the Bobcats two runners on with nobody out. Keeney moved to third on another error and Zach Harazin tied it with an RBI double.
The Miesville Mudhens opened the Class B Minnesota Baseball Association State Tournament with a 1-1 record to stay alive. The Mudhens dropped the opening game 2-0 to Chaska last Saturday in Hutchinson. The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the third inning and added to it in the sixth with a run. Miesville committed four errors in the game and neither run was earned. "We just had guys out of position," Mudhens manager Matt Van Der Bosch said.
Mudhens starter Luke Rasmussen wasn't sharp and Miesville left runners on base in the middle innings, but the Mudhens did enough to win at home Sunday. Rasmussen lasted eight innings and allowed an earned run on nine hits. He struck out four and walked three. "Rasmussen didn't have his best stuff or his command, but he was effectively wild," Mudhens player/manager Matt Van Der Bosch said. Miesville scored two in the first and appeared primed to add to that lead in both the fourth and fifth innings. Sam Ryan led off the fourth with a triple, but he was stranded.
Thanks to a few strong performances by Red Wing Aces representatives, Class B won the Classic Cannon Valley League All-Star Game 12-2 against Class C. Josh Thygesen pitched the sixth and seventh innings Wednesday in Hastings while Aces teammate Aaron Johnson pitched the final two innings and struck out five. Red Wing's Steve Boldt started in right field and doubled in the first inning. He later came around to score one of Class B's three runs that inning. Miesville's David Bruchu aided the Class B team's cause by clubbing the lone home run of the game.