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Trapshooting team doubles participation in year two


Maple Lake's high school trapshooting team starts it's season this week with double the participants. This is the club sport's second year. The team practices and competes at the Annandale Conservation Club. (Photo submitted)

Maple Lake is right on target when it comes to Minnesota’s fastest growing sport, trapshooting.
It was just last year that the school district joined the relatively new Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, and like the sport itself, the local team has grown by leaps and bounds. The 14 students that made up that initial squad has doubled to 28 this year, head coach Suzee Schaunaman said.

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Co-op sports provide options for students


Several Maple Lake High School athletes took advantage of co-op sports this winter. From left, Emma Spike was a captain on the varsity alpine ski team cooperative, Dylan Neska and Dakota Malwitz competed with Buffalo High School’s varsity swim team, and Nikki Wilson played defense on Buffalo’s JV hockey team. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

As a small school with limited resources, Maple Lake can’t offer some of the options bigger schools can when it comes to sports, but that hasn’t stopped several passionate Irish athletes.
This winter a handful of students took advantage of agreements Maple Lake has with neighboring schools to take part in activities like swimming, hockey and alpine skiing.

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Stomp Out Parkinson’s fundraiser set for Saturday


Last year supporters of the annual Stomp Out Parkinson’s fundraiser had the chance to bid on 100 silent auction items, and organizers expect to have close to the same amount at this year’s, Saturday, April 8, event at The V by HH in Maple Lake. Some of the hot ticket items this year include a baseball signed by Kurt Suzuki of the Minnesota Twins and earrings donated by Loch Jewelers. (Photo submitted)

The Henjum and Shanks families will host the seventh annual Stomp Out Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the National Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Saturday, April 8, at the V by HH in Maple lake.
From 3 until 11 p.m., visitors can enjoy a silent and live auction, a prime rib or shrimp basket dinner and music by Diamond Back.

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Spring burning restrictions begin

With warm temperatures, little to no snow and dry vegetation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started spring burning restrictions in parts of the state. As conditions for wildfires increase, exposed dead grass and brush can light easily and burn quickly, especially in windy conditions.
To find burning restrictions for different areas, go to mndnr.gov/burnrestrictions or call a local DNR Forestry office. Fire conditions may change quickly, so, be sure to check before burning.

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EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector recall

Mylan The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies' voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

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Board delays approval of sheriff’s reorganization plan

County government is always looking to streamline operations to maximize productivity and find ways of saving costs, but at times that comes with a price. Such was the case at the March 28 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, as the board discussed the proposed reorganization of the clerical unit of the sheriff’s department which would result in the elimination of two long-time employees currently in supervisory positions.

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National Public Health Week is April 3-9, 2017

During the first week of April, public health agencies across the United States celebrate National Public Health Week. This week is not only a time to acknowledge accomplishments over the past years, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on how public health services continue to adapt and grow to keep up with our ever-changing world.

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Heavy duty washer plays role in cancer prevention


Maple Lake Fire Department Chief Steve Peterson stands by the department’s newest piece of equipment called an extractor. Similar to a heavy duty washing machine, the extractor will help protect firefighters from soot and smoke residue that have been known to cause cancer. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The life of a firefighter was simpler back when the greatest threat to life and limb came from the fire they were fighting. Today there is an invisible threat, and it’s called cancer.
Roughly 60 percent of firefighters (career, paid on call and volunteer) will get cancer compared to 20 percent of the general population, according to the International Association of Firefighters.

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Clowns and the Easter Bunny, oh my!


Marie Mavencamp, a member of the Wright County Clown Arounds, works her magic. Clowns like Mavencamp and newcomers to the art will have a chance to learn some new skills at Saturday’s Spring in the Clowns event that will end with a kazoo parade through downtown Maple Lake and other fun activities open to the public. (Photo submitted)

Maple Lake’s most famous clown is up to her old tricks again, and this time on April Fools Day.
Pricilla Mooseburger, also known as Tricia Manuel, owner of The Costume Shoppe and Pricilla Mooseburger Originals, has planned a clowning event, Saturday, April 1, that the entire community can get involved in.

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5th grade musical is a hit


Maple Lake fifth graders entertained the audience with a highly energized production of On The Radio, Thursday, March 16, at the high school auditorium during the annual fifth grade musical. From the Depression and WWII to Elvis, the Beatles and disco, the students performed songs like "Ain't We Got Fun," "Hound Dog" and "Footloose." Above, students respond to the music while singing "Ain't We Got Fun." They are, front row, from left, Roman Thompson and Haley Nelson; second row, from left, Tatum Stratton and Joseph Aune; third row, from left, Madison McLeod and Julia Jerome. For more photos see page 8. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

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