Archive - Jan 9, 2012
ROGERS â€” Of all the area basketball teams, none got a longer winter break than the Maple Valley High School boys.
Until Saturday's 66-46 win at Barnes County North, it had been nearly three weeks since the team took the floor in a 56-41 win against North Sargent Dec. 17.
So while it wasn't a picture perfect start in the first game back, the Raiders eventually settled in by the second half to run away with the win.
The new Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday for its first meeting of 2012.
Jerry Hieb and John Kohler joined the board which already consisted of Jeff McMillan, Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmeier.
"I want to say one thing, Jerry," Hurley said to Hieb during the meeting, "I'm glad you're on the board, you and John (Kohler), "I think it's going to be good."
At the beginning of the meeting, the board moved to make Hurley vice chairman and McMillan chair.
The Valley City High School girls basketball team had a tough start in Fridayâ€™s 44-43 home win against Wahpeton.
Heading into halftime, the team trailed 21-18, but only one player, Jenna Jacob, had more than three points.
But in a game of momentum, it was the end that mattered.
In the final ten and a half minutes, the Hi-Liners found a rhythm offensively and kept the Huskies from getting easy points to finish with the lead.
The Valley City State University womens basketball team picked up a big A.I.I. win on the road, beating Dakota State by a 68-52 Sunday.
Three Vikings scored in double figures, led by junior Katelyn Ralston who posted a game high 15 points on 7-12 shooting from the floor. Fellow junior Courtney Titus and sophomore Brittany Lehner tallied 11 points each for the Vikings.
The Viking defense held the Lady Tâ€™s to just 30.9 percent shooting from the floor and only 21 percent in the first half. The Vikings also forced 16 turnovers and coverted them into 18 points.
The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Retailers Shopko and Pamida say they plan to merge, creating a company with nearly 350 stores in 22 states.
Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't disclosed. The merger is expected to close in mid-February.
The companies, owned by investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc., are focused on smaller and rural communities. Shopko, based in Green Bay, Wis., has 149 stores in 13 states and annual revenues of $2 billion. Pamida, based in Omaha, Neb., has 193 stores in 17 states, with revenues of $1 billion.