Monday, May 20, 2013
Caleb Thielbar was called up to the Minnesota Twins before their game with the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Thielbar is a 26-year-old lefthanded relief pitcher.
UPDATE MONDAY 8:55 P.M.: Caleb Thielbar's Major League debut is complete. With the Minnesota Twins down 5-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Thielbar was removed from the game for a pinch-hitter. He finished the game with two innings pitched, three strikeouts, one hit allowed and no walks. _____________________________ UPDATE MONDAY 8:45 P.M.: Randolph native Caleb Thielbar just wrapped up his second inning of scoreless relief for the Minnesota Twins. So far in his Major League debut, the lefthander has three strikeouts and no walks and has allowed one hit. Patch will update if Thielbar pitches in the ninth inning. _____________________________ UPDATE MONDAY 8:30 P.M.: Randolph native Caleb Thielbar made his Major League debut Monday night…
The 29-year-old runner is working toward qualifying for the Olympics in 2016.
Northfield's Nichole Porath took the women's title in the Fargo Marathon on Saturday in 2:50:49. The last six sun-soaked miles of the race were particularly challenging for the Olympic hopeful, and Porath staggered after she crossed the finish line and was treated briefly for exhaustion. She told the Fargo Forum she was dizzy for the final 10k of the race. "I am no match for heat," she wrote on her blog, "no matter how much I prepare, how much I've willed myself to accept the pain, physical toll.... I am just more susceptible to the heat." More than 2,000 runners participated in the race. It was Porath's third victory since she quit her job at Red Wing Shoe Co. “I’m not going to lie, the crowd is amazing,” she told the Fargo Forum. “It’s …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Also in this week's headlines, a possible monastery in the south metro and a dribbling duo. Plus, Patch says farewell to Mr. Northfield.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. EHS Grads Will Dribble Across Minnesota on Awareness Mission Alex Daley and Matt Scott want to bring soccer fields, sustainability and social change to urban areas in the U.S.—and are about to embark on a trans-Minnesota journey to spread the word. On Eve of Outlet Mall, Jensen's Supper Club Seeks Reinvention Jensen's plans to invest as much as $900,000 into a series of internal and external renovations designed to expand parking and update the 17-year-old restaurant's ambiance. Neighborhood's Affordable Housing Development Fears Unfounded, Officials Say A 50-unit housing development…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Big 9 voted to add two new member schools starting in 2014-15.
The Big 9 Conference's executive board voted this morning to admit Northfield High School. The decision, announced by the Minnesota State High School League on Twitter, comes none too soon for Northfield as schools continue to flee the sinking ship of the Missota Conference. Northfield had been a member of the Big 9 until the late 1960s, but much has changed in the last 40-plus years. “When Northfield left the Big 9 there were zero girls sports,” Northfield activities director Tom Graupmann told the Northfield News in March. "Automatically we’ve doubled what we’ve done since the early 1970s. “We didn’t have nearly as many sports for the boys either. We have a lot more stuff going on now. We’re spending a lot more time on the road than what…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The state dropped two spots in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual rankings.
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists.) Minnesota is still among the top states in “bike friendliness,” but its ranking fell a couple notches in 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The state was ranked fourth this year, down from second in 2012. It ranked high in legislation and enforcement, policies and programs and education and encouragement. But it was middle of the pack in infrastructure and funding and lower tier in evaluation and planning. Minnesota was also missing three of the league’s “Top 10 Signs of Success: Use the map above to see how Minnesota compares to other states in the various categories. Do you think Minnesota needs to do more to support cycling? Share your …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Many south metro golf courses are planning to open for the 2013 season this weekend.
Looks like 69, 73… Those aren’t just excellent golf scores—they’re the projected highs this weekend in the Northfield area. After a seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally poised for a turnaround. Today should be a bit warmer as well, with temperatures expected to reach 66 under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. If you’re itching to hit the links, here is the latest on south metro golf course opening dates:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Also in this week’s recap – A scholarship created to honor a lost friend and a surprise discovery in a Burnsville park.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. City Video Gives Comprehensive History of Lakeville The city produced a video tracing the city's history from 1853 to the present day as part of the "Envision Lakeville" process. City Goes Forward with $7 Million Northfield Police Facility The city council voted to seek construction bids at its Tuesday meeting. Pat Parlin Retiring From Northfield Schools Parlin served as director of Northfield Public Schools' Alternative Learning Center for six years. Fate of Parkview Golf Course Decided After Six-Hour Debate Amid heated words, the Eagan City Council voted Tuesday to allow developer …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings will form a 20-member cheerleading squad from 52 candidates.
Three women from Northfield are among the candidates vying for spots on the 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader roster. The Vikings website, which identifies the cheerleader candidates only by their first names and first initials of their last names, is asking visitors to vote for candidates to determine who will make the team. Northfield residents Ting Ting Y, Amanda P and Michelle P are candidates No. 24, No. 29 and No. 45 of 52 candidates looking for a spot on the 20-woman team. Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. See 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader candidate photos Cast a vote for 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader candidates
Monday, April 15, 2013
Four Northfield runners were participants of today's Boston Marathon, which was rocked by two explosions near the race's finish line. (Scroll below the Storify post to see names of Northfield runners.)
UPDATE: 5:06 p.m. Lakeville residents and St. Olaf student Spencer E. Castillo, 18, and his father Josue J. Castillo, Sr., 51, are safe an unhurt according to the Northfield News. The paper also reports Brian Cloherty, 53, said that he, Stanley Hup, 58, and Joseph Winegardner, 57, are also unhurt and safe in their hotel. ORIGINAL REPORT: 3:08 p.m. The 2013 Boston Marathon that has been rocked by two explosions near its finish line, about 4 hours into the race. The New York Post is reporting that at least 3 people were killed and more than 140 injured, though it’s not yet clear what happened or who was injured. According to the race's website, four Northfield runners were participating in the race. Lakeville resident and St. Olaf student …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jabs, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, sustained a spinal cord injury in December 2011. Since then his story has inspired hockey lovers in the state and U.S.
Patch websites around the country this week will be featuring people who have overcome obstacles in life. There are many noteworthy examples in Minnesota. This article focuses on Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's School (BSM) hockey player who was injured in an on-ice incident in December 2011. This story is running on all Patch sites in Minnesota. On Sunday Jack's mom, Leslie, announced on his CaringBridge page that he will be a captain next season for BSM's hockey team. To remind readers of how far he has come, we are re-featuring a story from April 2012. This story followed his discharge from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. *** As the elevator doors opened, a gathering crowd in the lobby of the Sister Kenny …