News: No time to slow down; Donny Schatz keeps one of the most demanding schedules in racing   source: Grand Forks Herald  

Minot native Donny Schatz has established himself as the man to beat when it comes to sprint car racing, but that doesn’t he’s resting on his accomplishments. The driver will find himself behind the wheel about one out every three days this year; Wayne Nelson with Forum Communications has the feature story.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

A storybook finish for an original St. Paul Saint

Sports: A storybook finish for an original St. Paul Saint

Here’s your feel-good story of the week; 45-year old Kevin Millar started his professional baseball career with the St. Paul Saints in their inaugural season 25-years ago. Yesterday, he put the uniform on again to help them celebrate and even took an at bat. What happened next is a classic baseball story. Watch below.

News: Estevan Outdoor Rink to Include a Roof   source: Estevan Mercury  

An outdoor skating rink in Estevan is nearing completion. It’s only relevant to Minot as the Estevan approach also includes putting a cover over the rink. In Minot, we recently invested several hundred thousand dollars to build the Perkett outdoor rink; it was a replacement for the rink lost at Longfellow as a result of the flood and school expansion. But because of the lack of a roof […]

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

Crowded Waters Require Courteous Boaters

Commentary: Crowded Waters Require Courteous Boaters

No matter where in North Dakota you call home, finding a place to wet a line or relax on a boating excursion is not too far away. It’s kind of an interesting thought, as the state has more waters than ever to use for all recreation, and we also have more people registering watercraft than ever before as well. In some way, you could say supply and demand […]

Sports: Wentz, Metz, Minot State hockey earn AP honors   source: InForum  

Minot State’s Club Hockey team was honored as North Dakota’s top non-school team of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association. MSU’s accolades included a 35-4-2 record, an undefeated 18-0 home record, a semi-final appearance, an ACHA Coach of the Year award for coach Wade Regier.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

Commentary, Sports: A Reason Why UND Chose to Cut Women’s Hockey   source: Say Anything Blog.com  

The impacts of statewide budget cuts are filtering through nearly every department operating under the State’s umbrella, but nowhere are they more visible than in the University system. The latest casualty is the Woman’s Hockey program at UND. Rob Port with Say Anything Blog provides an economic perspective on why that difficult choice may have been made.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

News: Inappropriate Behavior Results in One-Week Suspension for Hockey Team   source: Grand Forks Herald  

The boy’s hockey team in Thief River Falls will serve a team-wide one-week suspension because of inappropriate behavior. Privacy laws prevent the school district from saying more about the event that caused suspension, but an independent investigation resulting from allegations provided the district grounds for the action.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

Skate Eastwood Park! Here’s the Skinny on Minot’s Newest Winter Attraction

News: Skate Eastwood Park! Here’s the Skinny on Minot’s Newest Winter Attraction

It’s a skate-at-your-own-risk experience¬†but at this point of winter, the reward appears to be worth it. The gallery below tells the story perfectly, but here’s what you need to know if you’re looking for a nostalgic throw-back winter experience through Minot’s Historic Eastwood Park. What is it? A skating trail on the river that starts near the parking lot for Roosevelt Park pool and runs south towards Burdick […]