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Shots of a lifetime: Friends Dave Hoover and Chuck Boyd both hit shots of a lifetime on Minnesota National’ Hole #6. Dave is now one up on Chuck after hitting his second hole-in-one on Hole #15.
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Hole-in-One TWICE
JAMES CARLSON MN National Golf Pro • June 21, 2016
 

McGREGOR, Minn. — I hope you all had a fabulous Father’s Day weekend! Many people play the game of golf for many different reasons: spending time with family and friends, enjoying nature, exercise, competition, or simply the pure love of the game. Most players play this great game forever without hitting a perfect shot, the shot of a lifetime, a hole-in-one.

This season opened with one player realizing his dream—twice! On May 5, Minnesota National Golf Course hosted its first Men’s Night event of the season. On this date Dave Hoover made his first ever hole-in-one, the first of season at Minnesota National. He would do it again just 35 days later.

The first hole-in-one was an easy 7 wood on the 179 yard par 3 Hole #6 using a Bridgestone 330 Golf Ball. Witnesses included Mike Wayrynen, Mike Kruse and Tony Kowitz. The ball took a couple of bounces and disappeared into the bottom of the cup.

What made this great shot even better is one of Dave’s best friends Chuck Boyd made his first ever hole-in-one on the same hole, also on Men’s Night on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Mike Kruse teed off first that day on the ...

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Newly engaged couple Annie and Nick enjoy Blue Light Special while celebrating family at Big Sandy Lodge and Resort.
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Voyageur Press • June 14, 2016
 

BIG SANDY LAKE, Minn.— For those of us old enough to remember “Blue Light Special” meant just one thing — a great deal in isle “X” at Kmart. In the McGregor area the name is applied to a band — Blue Light Special — a band made up of local musicians John, Andy and Renee Turonie Erdahl, Ryan and Crimson Hanson and Travis Hilton.

Three members of the group recently played at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. In attendance that day was a couple, Annie Kostohryz and Nick Sorgaard, who were engaged on May 20.

According to the couple, they kicked off a series of weekend family vacations at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort.

Blue Light Special was gracious enough to play a song to honor their engagement, Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton).

Blue Light Special has been around for quite some time. “It started about 20 years ago,” said John (lead guitar) who is ...

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GROUNDBREAKING: Mike Schwartz (Alborn Township Board Member) and Robb Obey (Alborn Fire Chief) toss the ceremonial dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Alborn Fire Hall on Tuesday, May 31. Also pictured are Alborn Township Board members Dale Larson and Geta Klassen, and Foundations Architect, Greg Strom.
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Voyageur Press • June 7, 2016
 

ALBORN, Minn.— Members of the Alborn Township Board, Fire Chief Robb Obey and Foundations Architect Greg Strom met for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Alborn Fire Hall this past week. Alborn Township is pleased to announce that the long-needed expansion of the fire hall starts this week.

It’s a long time coming. “We started this process five years ago,” said Alborn Township Board member Dale Larson at a groundbreaking ceremony held this past week.

Space has been an issue for the Alborn Fire Department and Fire Chief Robb Obey shared that the department has grown. “To fulfill all the requirements and obtain all the fire equipment we need, we just filled the current fire hall,” said Chief Obey. “It has gotten to the point where you enter the fire hall, you trip over a set of hoses, turn sideways to get between the trucks and step over everything that is plugged in.”

“It’s going to be wonderful,” added Chief Obey. “Just to park equipment, work on equipment and to wash equipment.”

Chief Obey explained the importance of the new wash bay. “This is huge for us. Equipment often sits after returning with all that salt on them during the winter months.”

Not only has an equipment expansion taken place, but the department ...

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