Two local teams are still playing in volleyball playoffs.
The Greenway Raiders a 3-0 win over Int’l Falls on Friday and they will take on the Mora Mustangs on Tuesday the 28th at Duluth Denfeld. Game is scheduled for 7:00 pm and you can hear all the action on AM 1320 KOZY.
The Hill City Hornets are still playing in the 7A bracket. The Hornets play Carlton Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at the Grand Rapids Gym. Listen to Gerard Valley and Jim Lamke with the call on 96.9 KMFY.
Two local teams are still playing in volleyball playoffs.
An Inger man has been arrested in the death of his son. According to the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, on October 16th, the man called 9-1-1 to report his 2 ½ month-old son was not breathing. Emergency personnel arrived and began CPR. The infant was transported to the Deer River hospital then life-flighted to St. Mary’s in Duluth. He died the next day. An autopsy indicated the infant suffered blunt force trauma. The suspect is being held in the Itasca County Jail awaiting formal charges.
An exciting first day of playoff football action on Tuesday evening. The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks with their first win since 2012, 35-6 over Hibbing. Eric Soderberg 266 yards and 4 TD’s in the win. The Thunderhawks head to Public School Stadium in Duluth to take on the undefeated and #1 seed Cloquet Lumberjacks. The game will be broadcast on 1320 – KOZY.
An epic (and I don’t use the term lightly) 6 OT game in Coleraine as the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers finally prevailed over GNK 64-62 as they stopped a GNK 2 point conversion attempt in the 6th OT. Way too much to write about so just listen to the Tom Downing re-cap.
Tom Downing re-cap of GNK / Dul. Marshall
Some other area scores – Bigfork 50 – MIB 28; Floodwood 39 – Silver Bay 6, Cromwell 29 Hill City 16; Waubun 54 – Northland 14; NorthWoods 46 – NE Range 16; Ely 42 – Chisholm 20; Ev/Gil 35 – H/F 7.
Saturday broadcast schedule – Grand Rapids vs Cloquet at 2 pm on KOZY and Deer River vs East Central at 2 pm on KMFY.
Playoffs in full swing this week as football, volleyball and cross-country take center stage. Monday there are a number of VB play-in games taking place in 7A. Tuesday sees football quarterfinals across the board as we will carry Grand Rapids @ Hibbing on 1320 KOZY and Dul. Marshall @ GNK on 96.9 KMFY. Wednesday is first round volleyball action and you can see Greenway (#1 seed in 7AA) in action at home against Two Harbors and the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks hosting Duluth Denfeld. Thursday is cross-country sections 7A will run in Cloquet and 7AA in Princeton. Friday is more volleyball and we’ll have games for you on KOZY and KMFY. Saturday will be more football and we’ll have that on tap for you as well on KOZY and KMFY. We know that Deer River will play at 2 pm on Saturday at home against the winner of East Central and Ogilvie. Deer River getting a bye, by virtue of a number 2 seed in 7A. Stay tuned to KOZY/KMFY and we’ll make sure you’re up to date on high school playoffs!!
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host two open-house style meeting regarding fishing regulations on Lake Winnigigoshish. The current protected slot limit for walleye is 17-26 inches. The proposed slot would be 18-23 inches. The first meeting is Monday (tonight) from 6-8pm at the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center. The second meeting will be Tuesday from 6-8pm at the Bug-O-Nay-Gee-Shig School. Comments can be submitted directly to the DNR at 1201 E. Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744 or e-mail email@example.com. Written comments will be accepted until Saturday, November 1st.
A two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon injured a Warba woman. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 66 year old Terry Tallackson of Pine River was traveling east on Highway 2 when he turned to go north on County Road 71. He was side-swiped by a vehicle driven by 74 year old Beverly Mischel of Warba. Mischel was traveling west on Highway 2 at the time. Mischel was injured in the accident, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Her passenger, identified as 46 year old Pam Mischel was not injured. Tallackson and his passenger, Bonnie Hiniker of Pine River, were int injured in the accident.
Not all boaters are “getting it”. Twenty-five percent of boaters who attempted to launch their boats from an inspected boat landing late this summer had one or more violations of the aquatic invasive species guidelines. Bill Grantges, AISP Coordinator for the Itasca Water Legacy Partnership, gave the county board an update on the program Tuesday afternoon.
The watercraft inspection program was running out of money in August when the Itasca county board allotted $825,000 in state Legacy money for it to continue. Additional inspections of 519 watercraft found 25% in violation. 72% of boaters arrived at a landing with a drain plug closed. 28% of boaters had plants or mud attached to the boat or trailer. Programmers will conduct three town hall meetings this fall before bringing a full presentation to the board in early November.
High School football and volleyball seasons wrap up this week and we’ll be heading for more playoffs. Final football games are this Wednesday and we’ll have Deer River @ Two Harbors for you on KMFY and Grand Rapids hosting Brainerd on KOZY. The GNK Titans finish out the regular season hosting International Falls at Dixon-Barle Field. Volleyball finishes up Tuesday with the IRC championship game which will likely be a re-match between Grand Rapids and Greenway at Grand Rapids. We will have all the action live on KMFY if you can’t make it to the gym. Football playoffs start on Tuesday the 21st with Volleyball playoffs on Wednesday the 22nd. Rest assured we’ll have tons of playoff action for you on KMFY and KOZY in the coming few weeks.
Press Release from the Grand Rapids Police Department
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
Grand Rapids Police Officers arrested a 25-year-old Deer River woman on the afternoon of October 10, 2014 for Armed Robbery. According to Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson, Grand Rapids Police Officers and Itasca County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call at 4:05 PM that a female, armed with a handgun, had just robbed Stokes Printing. Stokes printing is located at 421 NW 1st Avenue in Grand Rapids. Officers and two deputies arrived within one minute of the time of the call. They learned that a female fitting the description of the robber was seen entering Reeds Drugs.
Officers checked the drugstore and then began checking the Central Square Mall asking merchants in the mall to lock their doors. Grand Rapids Police Officer Michelle Norris and Grand Rapids Police Officer Troy Scott located the woman near the restrooms where she was taken into custody. A pistol was found in the woman’s waistband and an undisclosed quantity of cash was found on her person.
“This was exemplary police work by the dispatchers, officers and deputies.” said Chief Johnson. “Everyone worked together as a team and an arrest was made within ten minutes of the time the crime was committed.”
At the time of this press release, the Grand Rapids Police Department has not released the name of the woman. She is being booked into the Itasca County Jail.
Fall playoffs are underway in the Northland. GRG Lightning tennis starting off with a 7-0 win over Cloquet on Monday – round 2 on Tuesday afternoon. Grand Rapids girls’ soccer finishing off the regular season on Monday in Bemidji. Seeding for boys’ and girls’ soccer come out Tuesday. Yes, it is Fall playoff season for High School sports. Now the fun really begins!