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Crow River soccer club registration

You can now register for the Crow River Soccer Club’s rec soccer at

Registration closes Sunday, April 20 for U5 through U8 teams. The cost is $70.

The fee includes jersey, skills, and games in non-competitive league.

Practices will take place at the Watertown-Mayer Middle School every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting Tuesday, May 20 and ending with a jamboree Sunday, July 20.

Youth trap league starts at Waverly Gun Club April 28

Youth trap league will begin at 6:30 pm Monday, April 28 at Waverly Gun Club. The league runs Mondays through June 30.

Waverly Gun Club to host hand gun league

The Waverly Gun Club will be hosting a hand gun league at the club.

The league will run for four nights in May, starting Wed., May 7, and continuing May 14, May 21, and May 28.
Shooting starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.

For additional information go to, or contact Gary at either (612) 210-5356 or

Author of new Twins baseball book coming to Wright County Museum

Stew Thornley will be at the Wright County Museum in Buffalo Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. as part of a book launch tour for his new book “Minnesota Twins Baseball: Hardball History on the Prairie.”

Thornley is the official scorer for the Minnesota Twins. He has written more than 40 books.

Thornley’s book tour begins Saturday, April 19, at The Bookcase in Wayzata.

Thornley’s book-tour stops
Saturday, April 19: The Bookcase, Wayzata, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20: Wright County Museum, Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 24: Barnes & Noble, W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 28: Hennepin Museum, 2 p.m.
Friday, May 30: Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis, 7 p.m.

Sports schedule for Tues., April 15

Baseball: LP/HT at Norwood Young America; 5 p.m.

Baseball: LHS at Sibley East; 5 p.m.

Baseball: W-M at Belle Plaine; 5 p.m.

Softball: Eden Valley-Watkins at LP/HT (LP); ppd. to May 2

Softball: W-M at Belle Plaine; 5 p.m.

Softball: LHS at Jordan; 5 p.m.

Track & Field: W-M, LHS at Jordan; 4:15 p.m.

Girls Golf: HLWW at Rockford; 4:15 p.m.

Girls Golf: LHS at W-M; 3 p.m.

DNR Question of the week

Q: Last night I heard and saw what I believe was a flock of cranes. It was a dark night, with bright stars shining, but only a little moonlight. Is it common for cranes to migrate at night?

A: Sandhill cranes normally migrate during the day, but in some circumstances they have been observed migrating after dark, especially if there is a bright starlit or moonlit night sky.

A Florida field naturalist reported migratory sandhill cranes flying overhead at 10:30 p.m. and another two flocks flying overhead at 3 a.m. on the same night near Gainesville, FL on Nov. 25-26, 1984.

Sandhill cranes from eastern Minnesota winter in Florida and would be migrating to Florida in November.