Pierre to replace Boardwalk for special Monopoly edition, Minneapolis the new Park Place

PIERRE, S.D. — The plastic red hotel will still ruin you, but instead of advancing to Boardwalk to face your demise, you'll just miss passing “Go” to land in Pierre.

Pierre, the tiny South Dakota capital, will hold the top spot in a new version of Monopoly featuring U.S. cities coming out this fall. It will pair with Minneapolis — the new Park Place — to bankrupt opponents unlucky to spend a night at one of their swanky hotels. Waconia replaces Mediterranean Avenue.


Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State Teams

The Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association has released their 2014-2015 All-State Teams

Class A All-State
Courtney Place, Heron Lake-Okabena
Taylor Reiss, Minneota
Justine Lee, Dawson-Boyd
Haley Poehler, Ada-Borup
Taylor Hagen, Blooming Prairie
Shelby Hinsch, Goodhue
Lindsey Theuninck, Mankato Loyola
Lexi Lee, Maranatha Christian Academy
Chelsea Mason, Mountain Iron-Buhl
Alexia Olson, Red Lake Falls
Madison McKeever, Win-E-Mac

Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Thier, Adrian
Sariah Cheadle, Fulda
Tianna Top, Southwest Christian
Emily Stienessen, Minneota


Jalen Voss earns NAIA All-American Honors

Fresh off leading Dakota Wesleyan Men's basketball team to their best season in school history, the honors have begun to come in for former Worthington Trojan Jalen Voss.

Voss was recently named a NAIA Division II All-American First Team selection. It is the 3rd time in his career that Voss has earned All-American honors. He was an All-American Honorable Mention selection as a sophomore and as a junior Voss was selected to the All-American Third Team. Voss was a Great Plains Athletic Conference First Team selection and GPAC Player of the Year in his senior season.


Merle Haggard and Meghan Trainor added to Minnesota State Fair 2015 Grandstand Concert Series

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Fair 2015 Grandstand Concert Series is filling up with some pretty big names these days, and two more were confirmed to the line-up this week. Meghan Trainor with special guests Charlie Puth and Life of Dillon will perform Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The legendary Merle Haggard will perform on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., with a special guest to be announced at a later date. Tickets for each show are $35 with all reserved seating.


Big South All-Conference Boys Basketball Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Boys Basketball Team for the season.

All-Conference (West Division)
Oliver Wolyniec, SR, Worthington
Bodey Behrends, JR, Jackson County Central
Quinton Siebenahler, JR, Luverne
Connor Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Noah Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Boyer Bouman, SR, Pipestone Area
Collin Moeller, SR, Pipestone Area
Sam Pendleton, SR, Redwood Valley
Cade Johnson, JR, Redwood Valley
Kyle Antes, SR, Windom Area

Honorable Mention (West Division)
Will Mulder, SR, Worthington
Colton Timmer, JR, Jackson County Central


Buddy Holly

Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story is at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, March 25th! Tickets are on sale, ranging from $42.35 to $68 and are available online or at the Box Office.


Lady Jays fall in final game of the season

For the Minnesota West Lady Jays, Saturday’s 4th place game against Mesabi Range was a culmination of Thursday and Friday.


Big South All-Conference Boys Hockey Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Boys Hockey Team

All-Conference
Chaz Smedsrud, JR, Luverne
Toby Sengvongxay, SR, Luverne
Jaxon Nelson, FR, Luverne
Colin Huffman, SR, New Ulm
Brandon Helget, SR, New Ulm
Wyatt Peterson, SR, New Ulm
Matt Berkner, SR, New Ulm
Derek Rasmussen, SR, Marshall
Blaine Moran, SR, Marshall
Sam Wenner, SR, St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson/Tri-City United
Cody Ulfers, SR, Waseca
J.P. Eykyn, SR, Waseca
Jack Mellstrom, SR, Windom Area

Honorable Mention
Andrew Johnson, SR, Worthington
Andrew Verhey, SR, Luverne


Lady Jays bounce back in a big way at NJCAA National Tournament

What a difference a day can make.

After struggling in their National Quarterfinal loss to Mohawk Valley on Thursday, the Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball team bounced back in a major way, picking up a win over Nassau Community College (NY) by a score of 86-48. Minnesota West jumped out to a fast start, leading 12-4 in the first 5:40 of the game. The Lady Jays would continue to play well on both sides of the floor on their way to a 43-22 lead at halftime.