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LP Booster Club golf tournament Sat., Aug. 23

The 20th annual Lester Prairie Bulldogs Booster Club golf tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 23 starting at 8 a.m. at the ShadowBrooke Golf Course in Lester Prairie.

All of the proceeds from the tournament are used to benefit fine arts and athletics at Lester Prairie Public Schools.

For more information, contact Craig Jackson at either (320) 282-3070 or

There will be a potluck prior to LP/HT’s first football game Friday, Aug. 22

The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs football team will kick off the 2014 season Friday, Aug. 22 in Lester Prairie against St. Clair starting at 7 p.m.

Prior to the game, the Lester Prairie Booster Club will host a potluck supper, which begins at 5:45 p.m. and will take place near the east endzone.

Bring a dish to share and your own beverage. Plates, forks, and napkins will be provided.

The LP Booster Club is also sponsoring free temporary spirit tattoos and beads to all Bulldog fans of any age, while supplies last.

Then, at halftime of the game, there will be a football toss.

The Booster Club’s apparel tent will also be set up during the game.

H.S. volleyball rankings

• Class 1A – 1. Bethlehem Academy; 2. Minneota; 3. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa; 4. Fillmore Central; 5. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton; 6. New Life Academy; 7. Ada-Borup; 8. Heritage Christian; 9. Southwest Christian; 10. Mabel-Canton.

• Class 2A – 1. Belle Plaine; 2. Marshall; 3. Stewartville; 4. Kasson-Mantorville; 5. Jordan; 6. Hill-Murray; 7. Maple Lake; 8. Jackson County Central; 9. Thief River Falls; 10. Concordia Academy.

• Class 3A – 1. Chaska; 2. Eagan; 3. Eden Prairie; 4. Delano; 5. Hopkins; 6. Osseo; 7. Roseville; 8. Lakeville South; 9. Edina; 10. Wayzata; 10. Minnetonka.

Ryan’s 5k Saturday, Aug. 23 in Howard Lake

Ryan’s 5k, a benefit run for the family of Ryan Pettit, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23 in Howard Lake.

Registration will take place at the Howard Lake Legion starting at 8 a.m. The run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by walkers at 9:05 a.m.

The race will be chip timed for those who would like it.

The cost of the race is $25, with checks payable to Amy Pettit.

Call Robin Fiecke at (952) 201-4884 with any questions about the event.

Deer and wolf lottery application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 4

From the DNR

Those who want to harvest antlerless deer throughout much of Minnesota this hunting season are reminded they must apply by Thursday, Sept. 4.

Antlerless deer permits are issued by lottery. Many deer hunting permit areas that have not been in the lottery classification in recent years are in that classification this year.

“The message to deer hunters is to review the hunting and trapping regulation book now,” said Paul Telander, DNR wildlife section chief. “That way, you’ll know whether where you hunt requires entering a lottery to harvest antlerless deer.”

Hunters who want to participate in special firearm deer hunts need to apply for permits that are issued by lottery, and the application deadline is Sept. 4.

More information on deer permit areas and special hunts is in the DNR hunting regulations handbook, found online at

Wolf licenses are also issued by lottery.

Wolf hunters and trappers must apply by Sept. 4.

Information on wolf hunting is available on the DNR website at

Wolf management information is available at

Dove season opens Monday, Sept. 1

Minnesota’s mourning dove hunting season begins Monday, Sept. 1, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 9, with hunters allowed to shoot 15 doves each day, and have 45 in possession.

This is the 11th season of dove hunting in Minnesota, where about 13,000 hunters harvest about 100,000 doves each year.

Nationwide, there are about 350 million mourning doves.

“Dove hunting is a great way to introduce youngsters to hunting,” said Steve Merchant, wildlife population and regulation program manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “It doesn’t require much more than a box of shells, shotgun, earth-tone clothing, a hunting spot and a bucket to sit on, which makes it easy for mentors to work with inexperienced hunters under very safe conditions.”

While not required, nontoxic shot is recommended for hunting mourning doves.

A small game license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification are required for hunters 16 and older.

Hunters younger than 16 must obtain a free small-game hunting license and HIP certification.

More information on HIP certification can be found at

Other migratory bird seasons that start on Sept. 1 include snipe, sora and Virginia rails.