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Wayzata Officer Had Ties Locally
William Matthews, the Wayzata Police Officer that was struck and killed last week will be laid to rest on Thursday. The funeral is set for 1pm at Wayzata Free Church with interment at Summit Park Cemetery. Visitation is at the church Wednesday night from 3 to 8pm.
Minnesota 4-H Changing With The Times
FFA used to promote them selves all the time as Future Farmers of America. But with less members actually coming from farms and farming families, they decided to simply start calling themselves FFA. Well now Minnesota 4-H recognizes the change in demographics and they are expanding from their farmin…
Lantern Light Festival Opens In Shakopee
Canterbury Park in Shakopee is transforming into a world of lights from now into October. It's the Lantern Light Festival, a celebration of Chinese Culture. It's going on Thursdays-Sundays. Hours are 6-11pm through October 1, then 5pm-11pm October 5-22.
Gopher Game Time May Change Saturday
The Pac-12 conference is monitoring the air quality due to the fires in Oregon and they may have to consider alternative start times and maybe a different game day for Minnesota vs. Oregon State, scheduled for a 9 p.m. (Central) kickoff Saturday in Corvallis.
Pheasant Population Is Down
Despite the mild weather and a dry summer, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says that their August count shows a 26 percent decline in the Pheasant population from last year and a 32 percent drop below the 10-year average and 62 percent below the long-term average.
MyPillow Donating 60,000 Pillows Down South
We have all heard Mike Lindell talking about the benefits of MyPillow. Now the Chaska company that does it's manufacturing in Shakopee is showing how Minnesota nice it can be, by sending 60,000 pillows to help out victims of Hurricane Harvey.
KM Komets Dominate Bombers
The Kasson-Mantorville Komets who missed getting into the State Tournament last year by a loss to the Winona Winhawks and finished the year at 8-3, started their 2017 campaign on a high note with a win over the Cannon Falls Bombers on Friday night 40-24.
How Labor Day Came About
According to Wikipedia, machinist Matthew Maguire proposed the holiday while he was secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York. Some say that it was Peter McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882 after witnessing a labor festival in Canada...

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