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lose two, regular The Rosen Express lost a critical league game to Canby Friday night in Rosen by the score of 4-3. Ethan Scoblic started on the mound for Rosen and pitched five innings. Justin Stamp pitched four scoreless innings of relief baseball. Rosen only had four hits on the night with two of them coming off of the bat of Aaron Adelman, one of which went for a triple. Redgey Rademacher had one hit one the evening and also knocked in all three of Rosen's runs. Jared Weber had the other hit on the night. "This was a tough one to lose because we had a chance at second place in our league but with the loss it makes it really tough for us to move up. Canby played very well in this game and their pitcher really did a nice job on the night," commented up this weekend Coach Mickey Rademacher. Rosen lost their second league game of the weekend on Sunday this time to the Chokio Coyotes 8-5. Jeremy Ohm started on the mound and took the loss. Justin Stamp pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Ohm lead the offense for Rosen getting four hits on the afternoon. Trent Rademacher, Aaron Adelman, Redgey Rademacher, Stamp and Zach Ronglien all had one hit a piece on the day. Rosen concludes their regular sea- son this coming weekend when they travel to Madison Friday night for an 8:00 p.m. game with the Mallards and then host Benson on Sunday after- noon at 2:30 p.m. in the final regular season home game. Land O' Ducks Teal Standings 1 .Ortonville Rox 9-4 2.Benson Chiefs' 8-5 3.Rosen Express 6-7 4.Madison Mallards 4-8 5.Canby Knights 3-10 6.Appleton A's 2-11 Knutson accepted at U of M Crookston Abigail Knutson of Odessa, has been accepted and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Crookston, one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation. She will begin studies in fall 2009. Knutson is a graduate of Ortonville High School, and will study Animal Science at the university. She is the daughter of Aaron and Michelle Knutson. ORTONVILLE WAS WELL REPRESENTED in the NESDBA League baseball Tournament held July 11 and 12 in Milbank, SD. It was a 10 team double elimination tournament. Ortonville Orange beat Ortonville Black to win the championship. Ortonville Orange had no losses, Ortonville Black finishedwith 2 losses. Ortonville Orange team members are pictured above. Back row left to right are Coach Steve Winther, Asst. Coach Doug Schal(e, Jacob Hamann, Johnny Anderson, Jordan Ulrich, Jackson Athey and Asst. Coach Paul Treinen. Front row, left to right are Dillon Loraff, Nate Treinen, Britton Conroy, Hunter Winther, Mike Schake and Austin Haas. Team members not pictured are Logan Schoon, Eddy Ortega, Travis westland, Victor Kellen, Tristan Eastman, Cody McMahon and Coach Randy Schoon. (Submitted photo.) The Minnesota Twins '&ill offer a free baseball and softball clinic to youth in the area on Saturday July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Clinton Baseball Field. In the event of rain, the clinic will be moved to CGB Elem School in Clinton. Sponsored by Great River Energy, the Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the Upper Midwest with the opportunity to enhance their baseball and softball skills, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are funded and administered by the Twins Community Fund. Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and are divided into two 90-minute sessions; the first session is for 6 to 9-year-olds and the second for 10 to 16-year-olds. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding and throwing. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Children ages 6 to 9 years should report Saturday at 10 a.m.; children ages 10 to 16 should arrive at 11:30 a.m. There will be concessions avail- able at the field. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program was created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani. Since then, more than one million Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida youth have partici- pated in a Play Ball! Minnesota Twins Youth Clinic. All boys and girls ly attending the clinic will receive a coupon redeemable for discounted Twins tickets and other free prizes. Established as a nonprofit organi- zation in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for tlqe healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of directors' representative of the Upper Midwest. For more information or a com- plete 2009 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics schedule, please call: 1-800-33-TWINS or visit: www.twinsba~eball.corn/community. Hunters and anglers should be aware of a number of law changes that took effect July 1 (as opposed to the usual Aug. 1 date) as a result of legislation passed this year. Changes to fishing regulations are listed online. Changes to hunting reg- ulations will be listed in the 2009 Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet, which will be available in August. The new fishing rules are: Night bowfishing is allowed statewide from May 1 to the last Sunday in February, with limitations on noise and distance from structures. A resident is now allowed to take fish by angling in a state park without an angling license under certain con- ditions, except in waters where a trout stamp is required. Residents age 90 or older may take fish without a license. New fishing contest rules now include: A 25 boat minimum for the event to require a fishing contest permit (currently 30 participants). Rough fish contests and contests with total prize value of $500 or less do not require permits. The fee waiver for charitable organizations is no longer available. The current maximum contest fees are cut in half. The commissioner must develop best practices certification for fishing contests to assure proper handling and release of fish. The commissioner must develop an online web-based fishing contest permit application process. The commissioner may allow for live release weigh-ins at public accesses. The new hunting rules are: Modify the electric motor restric- tion while in waterfowl feeding and resting areas from one with 30 pounds of thrust or less to one that is 12 volts or less. Allow a person with a valid bear license, prior to the Saturday on or nearest to Sept. 16, to leave a portable stand in a wildlife management area within 100 yards of a legally tagged and registered bear bait site. They also require a person leaving such a stand to affix their name and address to the stand so that it can be seen from the ground. Allow free deer licenses to be issued to residents with qualifying military service. The licenses allow the taking of deer of either sex. Remove the restriction on pos- sessing crossbows outdoors, and removes casing requirements in a motor vehicle during open seasons for game. Establish new gun casing excep- tions that apply when hunting and transporting a firearm; removes cas- ing requirements for bows provided '; they are not armed. Allow the commissioner to issue permits to disabled persons to hunt from a vehicle that is valid for the life of the person, if the disability is irre- versible. Modify the definition of bait for the purposes of restrictions while hunting deer. Extend the hours for placing decoys when hunting waterfowl to two hours before lawful shooting (it is one hour currently). Hunters may not leave decoys unattended during shooting hours for more than three hours. Prohibit importation or exporta- tion of live coyotes. Establishes by law the dates and restrictions for the Zone 3 (southeast- ern Minnesota) deer season for 2009 In other new rules: A person may harvest ripe wild rice on or after Aug. 15 (was July 15) to Sept. 30. In 2009, the commission- er may, by posting, restrict or prohib- it the harvesting of wild rice on public waters based on the stage of ripeness of the wild rice stands in the waters. This provides interim authority while wild rice stakeholder work- groups develop comprehensive rec- ommendations for wild rice harvest and management prior to the 2010 Legislative session. II Minnesota youth can apply now to participate in mentored pheasant hunts this fall, coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pheasants Forever. Applications are due to the DNR by Friday, Aug. 21. The hunts, which take place Saturday, Oct. 24, over much of the southern two-thirds of the state, pro- vide an opportunity for youth and an accompanying adult to have a good first pheasant-hunting experience. Last year, 200 youth participated in this first-ever DNR-Pheasants Forever partnership. "We don't guarantee that every youth will bag a pheasant, but we do ensure that youth receive hands-on skills, including safety, from experi- enced hunters who enjoy passing their knowledge onto the next generation," said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring coordinator. Youth selected in the lottery are paired with guide-mentors from Pheasants Forever chapters. To be eli- gible to participate, youth must be 12- 17 years old as of Oct. 24 and possess a valid firearms safety certificate. They also must have a parent, guardian, or adult authorized by a par- ent or guardian, accompany them as a non-firearm-carrying mentor to the prehunt orientation and the hunt. "This opportunity is designed for youth who have an interest in pheas- ant hunting and would like to learn how to do it in a safe and controlled learning environment," said Kurre. "We require a parent or guardian to accompany the child so they too can learn and, in the end, be a source of social support." Applicants must specify a first and second choice of county in which county they would, like to hunt by referring to a map of the counties where Pheasants Forever has hunts established. The map will be included with the application. Hunt lottery applications are avail- able on the DNR Web site at or by Big Stone Arts Council The Big Stone Arts Council will meetat 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the Lakeside Apartments, 301 NE 1 st St. Ortonville, 56278 meeting room. The Council has recently added short programs about artist's work and various art related topics to its meetings. BSAC is growing so more time is allowed fcr socializing, fun and things of educational interest. Business meetings have been streamlined and agenda times shortened. We have two programs planned. Melissa Birkholz, Clinton, Graceville, Beardsley high school art teacher will discuss the role of arts in cultural awareness education for middle school children, the topic of her recently completed masters contacting the DNR Information Center at 1-888-MINNDNR (646- 6367). Applications are due at 4 p.m. on Aug. 21. The lottery will be con- ducted Sept. 3. Successful applicants will be notified by Sept. 26. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The winner's notice will contain specific information about hunting license requirements, equipment and contact information for the hunt coor- dinator. Youth winners must contact their hunt coordinator after receiving their notice. To create more hunting opportuni- ties for more youth, Pheasants Forever is seeking permission to con- duct the youth hunt on additional pri- vate land. Those who have pheasant- friendly property or know someone who does are asked to contact Pheasants Forever's Eran Sandquist at (763) 242-1273 or Scott Roemhildt at (507) 327-9785. thesis. Also members of the Big Stone County Local Foods Assessment Project will host a discussion about the relationship of locally grown food to our arts and culture, economy, safety and health. Big Stone County and the Land Stewartship Project recently recieved a grant from BlueCross Blue Shield to assess availability, affordablility and nutritional quality of food in Big Stone County. BSAC meetings are always open to the public. Please join us on Tuesday, July 21st. in 11 Ortonville, MN " 320-839-3825 Page 6 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, July 14, 2009