Tricounty News

Nov. 13: Fishing pro to give seminar

Join us for an ice fishing seminar with fishing pro and hall-of-famer, Dave Genz from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dave will have an open discussion about ice fishing from beginning to end, including pointers on best time to fish, best bait and best local lakes, as well as tips on equipment from ice houses and augers to rods. The evening includes a silent auction and door prizes. Cost is $5. Advance tickets are available at St. Cloud Hospital, Respiratory Care from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or the evening of the event at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Breath Savers Support Group. For more information, call (320) 251-2700, ext. 54345.


DNR license center extends hours for deer opener

The Information Center and License Center at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) headquarters in St. Paul will work extended hours on opening weekend to handle additional phone calls from deer hunters.

Phone lines will be open on Friday, Nov. 8, until 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. DNR headquarters is located at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. The 2013 Minnesota firearms deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 9.

Hunters planning to go out the first weekend are encouraged to buy deer licenses in person because phone and internet purchases require that site tags be mailed. Delivery of those tags can take three to five business days.

A list of DNR license agents by county is available online at

Deer hunters are strongly encouraged to read the regulations book, which is available every place licenses are sold or online at

License questions should be directed to the DNR Information Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (651) 296-6157, or toll-free (888) 646-6367.

Hole in one at Kimball Golf Course

Matt Dingmann hit a hole in one Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Kimball Golf Course. He hit 306 yards on hole #12.

Chain of Lakes soccer teams wind down season

Chain of Lakes boys’ soccer finishes season with 10-4 recordW-veronica-vs-mel2

COL High School boys started their final week Tuesday, Oct. 8, by traveling to St. Cloud to play Cathedral, and they came away with a 4-0 victory. Dayten Hoekstra (Paynesville) got the scoring started at the 20-minute mark on a pass from Jose Rubio (ROCORI). Five minutes later, Jordan Roos (Paynesville) placed a penalty kick into the back of the net, to give the Roosters a 2-0 halftime lead. The boys came out strong in the second half with a goal three minutes in from Ben Friederichs (Paynesville) on an assist from Uriel Rodriguez (ROCORI). This was followed by a goal from Jose ‘Chilo’ Viera (ROCORI) from Friederichs. Johnathan Ward (ROCORI) went the distance in goal to pick up the shutout.


Chain of Lakes boys, JV, and girls compete in soccer matches

Chain of Lakes boys soccer team goes against the Forest Lake RangersW-sydney-at-minn

The Chain of Lakes High School boys’ soccer team traveled to Forest Lake for a match against the Rangers Saturday, Oct. 5. After a scoreless first half, the Roosters got on the board with an own goal off of a Ranger defender’s foot early in the second half. Shortly after that, Uriel Rodriguez (ROCORI) scored to give the boys a small cushion (with an assist to Trevor Meed (Paynesville) and later in the game he scored again, with an assist to Jose Rubio (ROCORI) to finish the scoring for the team, final, 3-0. Johnathan Ward (ROCORI) received credit for the shutout in goal. That leaves the Roosters with a record of 8 wins and 3 loses.