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Team Benin makes history in Robbinsdale

August 10, 2016

Team Benin was down 4-2 in the last inning against Golden Valley Aug. 6 in the 10-year-old Wood Bat Tournament. The team tied it up at 4-4 with the bases loaded and one out and one of their better hitters up to bat.

Fernando Atannon, head coach of Team Benin, specifically told his players to wait for their pitch and drive the pitch to the outfield. The last batter didn’t find his pitch and waited for the umpire to say, “ball four, take your base.”

Eric Grimes, a Crystal resident, finds firefighting career in car crash

July 28, 2016

It was a drive to the cabin that led to a crash that would change the future of a family and a career.


Eric and Wendy Grimes were getting ready to turn onto the highway to head to northern Minnesota with their two children and pet dog. While Wendy Grimes was turning, her car was t-boned by a truck that was traveling 55 miles per hour.

From Golden Gophers to World War II to 70 years saying I do

July 19, 2016

June 15, 1946 marks a special day for Jim and Virginia “Ginny” Locker.

That’s the day they promised to stay married to each other for the rest of their lives. Now, the year is 2016 and the two of them just celebrated their 70th anniversary.

Maggie Nichols: A dream come true

July 14, 2016

As a child, there’s always a dream in the back of your mind. Whether it’s to be a professional athlete or the president of the United States or to become a millionaire, it’s always an achievable dream.

For Maggie Nichols, her dream is to become an Olympian in women’s gymnastics and that dream is becoming more of a reality with the Rio Olympics coming in August.

Four Armstrong players look back at their Little League World Series run

May 31, 2016

Seniors Jake Thorp, Talor Blustin, Lucas Wencl and Mitchell Verbeten experienced the biggest game of their lives when they were 12 years old.

The four Armstrong players were a part of the 2010 Little League World Series team with Plymouth/New Hope Little League. This run to Williamsport, Pennsylvania was one of the hardest, but most thrilling experiences of their lives, but it taught them many life lessons in baseball and beyond.

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