World War II was one of the most tumultuous times in the history of this Earth. The generation who survived, also known as “The Greatest Generation” helped forge the landscape for the world we live in today. Any time we can take time out to appreciate the sacrifices made by servicemen in the United States Armed Forces we should. Memorial Day is one of those opportunities to reflect on the events and people shaped by World War II.
The government finally acknowledged one of the heroes involved, a man named Wencel Bohr who served in the Air Force and was involved in the first bombing run into Tokyo on August 8, 1945. He survived the raid as a B-29 bomber despite his plane being struck by flak.
Only one team in the state of Minnesota gets to call themselves champions of the 4A boys bracket. This year, Apple Valley High School is the champion of the biggest class (4A) in the state and was led by one of the state’s best players.
In the championship, Zach Goring’s squad comfortably defeated Park Center 74-57. The Apple Valley Eagles finished their conference a perfect 18-0 and finished 29-1 overall. Winning the tournament was expected with the team being the number one ranked team in the state.
The Eagles were led by guard Tyus Jones who led all scorers with 28 points. Jones also tied a state record
Many people browsing their social media accounts or their favorite news feeds last week saw the viral hockey video of Farmington goalie Austin Krause pushing the puck into his own net in defiance of his head coach. The deliberate own goal tied the score late in the game between Chaska and Farmington. Chaska went on to a 3-2 victory. The flare of this story comes from Krause skating off the ice after the own goal, flashing his middle finger at his coach, and saluting the bench. Plus, to the delight of the Internet, this was all caught on camera. This
Sure Apple Valley is the home to the Minnesota Zoo where animals of all kinds can be enjoyed by Minnesotans. But another premiere attraction connected to the zoo is the biggest movie screen in Minnesota, the Great Clips IMAX Theater. The screen plays more informational films like Hubble 3D, but also Hollywood feature films like The Hobbit. Hubble 3D and
The producers of The Rachel Ray show recently selected a New Brighton family to get a free, and much needed, $100,000 kitchen makeover. Because the national show wanted a local builder with a good reputation to assist their go-to-guy, Carter Oosterhouse, with the remodel they asked B2 Design owners Bruce Schweich and Bart Ikens if they wa
Maybe you’ve seen the commercials for Grand Slam in Burnsville, but until you’ve gone and experienced what they have to offer for yourself, you are missing out on the party headquarters. Grand Slam boasts “It Never Rains on Our Party” because all the activities are under one roof. From X-treme Trampoline, to arcade games, to batting cages, to bumper cars, to the snack bar, Grand Slam has an array of things to keep you busy during your stay. The X-treme Trampoline is a new addition, an entire room full of trampolines and foam pits. The family friendly environmen