Olympics

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Paul Martin’s Olympic hockey experience was cut short by a hand injury last week, but otherwise it was an adventure for the Elk River native, along with eight relatives and a buddy who also made the trip to Sochi, Russia. “Yes, I had a blast. It was very exciting [...]

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Today, Governor Mark Dayton recognized the 19 Minnesota athletes preparing to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Governor Dayton issued a proclamation today declaring February 7, 2014, to be Minnesota Winter Olympians Day, and called on all Minnesotans to support our athletes at the Winter Games. “I am one of many Minnesotans, who grew [...]

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by Aaron Brom ECM Sun Publishers Carrying the weight of the St. Michael-Albertville community — and the United States — on his shoulders, wrestler Chas Betts of St. Michael won his first Olympic match but lost in his second. The loss ended any gold-medal hopes for Betts wrestling at 84 kilograms (185 pounds), but in [...]

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•Click here to read about wrestler Chas Betts’ sister, who works at the Elk River Care Center and will be going to the Olympics to watch her brother compete. St. Michael wrestler Chas Betts to represent USA at London Olympics by Aaron Brom Special to the Star News When Chas Betts was a youngster in [...]

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