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One Hundred Former Northwoods League Players Chosen in the 2021 MLB Draft

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One Hundred Former Northwoods League Players Chosen in the 2021 MLB Draft

Major League Dreams Showcase will be held on August 3 in La Crosse

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~   July 14, 2021  (LSN)   The 2021 Major League First-Year Player Draft was held July 11 through July 13. This year’s draft was twenty rounds. The draft last season was shortened to five rounds due to the pandemic after it had been forty rounds in the past

The highest Northwoods League alum picked in this year’s draft was Jordan Wicks, a junior left-handed pitcher from Kansas State. Wicks was picked in the 1st round by the Chicago Cubs with the 21 st overall pick. Wicks played for the Rockford Rivets in 2020.

Of the one hundred players drafted twelve of them had played in the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase. The Major League Dreams Showcase brings together 100 of the Northwoods League’s top prospects to form four teams for a day of scouting workouts and double-header action. Played in front of Major League scouts, the Showcase provides an invaluable platform for players looking to one day make it into the professional ranks. Participating players are hand-selected by a panel of MLB scouts, distinguishing this event from the more traditional All-Star Game format that features representatives from every team.

This year’s Major League Dreams Showcase will be held on August 3 in La Crosse

The La Crosse Loggers had a league-high, eleven players drafted this year. The highest pick for the Loggers was outfielder Ryan Holgate from Arizona. Holgate was selected by the Cardinals in the Competitive Balance B round which took place right after the 2nd round. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters had ten former players selected. The Oakland Athletics selected a MLB high nine former Northwoods League players.

After playing last season due to pods being formed for play in Traverse City, Kalamazoo and Kenosha the Northern Michigan Dune Bears, Great Lakes Resorters, Kalamazoo Mac Daddies and the K-Town Bobbers all had players selected.

The full list of 2021 NWL draftees can be found by going to www.northwoodsleague.com and clicking the League Info link at the top of the page and then select NWL Alumni and Draft Highlights.

As the Northwoods League continues the 2021 season, fans everywhere can take advantage of free video streaming. Games are viewable on PC or on mobile devices, tablets, and select smart TV services. More information can be found on the league website or by going to watchnwl.com.

 

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Beacons of Hope exhibition opening at Concordia University-St. Paul

Solo exhibition by Anne Labovitz

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NORTHERN, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  September 16, 2021  (LSNews)  I am pleased to announce the opening of my latest exhibition, Beacons of Hope curated by Dr. Megan Arney Johnston at Concordia University-St. Paul.  The site-specific works center on the conceptual and gestural elements of hope.
 

Beacons of Hope opens Thursday, September 16th from 5-7pm with an artist talk at 5:30.  Please join me.  If you're unable to attend, the artist talk will be recorded and shared at a later date, and the works will be on view through October 13th.
 

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Lake Superior water levels have declined and have reached the seasonal long-term average

for the first time since April 2014

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~  September 13, 2021 (LSNews)   As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, Lake Superior water levels have declined and have reached the seasonal long-term average for the first time since April 2014. Conditions have been wetter in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin and water levels are midway between the seasonal long-term average and the record high water levels that were observed last year. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

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Horne Fire Update

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ISLE ROYALE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~~  August 28, 2021 (LSNews)  The Horne Fire is currently 245 acres in size and still 15% contained. Isle Royale received 0.75 inches of rain yesterday. Firefighters are currently working to control and contain the fire. Check out the most recent maps of the Horne Fire

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Magnus Announces Lineup for 50th Anniversary Season

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~~  August 26, 2021 (LSNews)   Magnus Theatre is excited to announce a return to the stage, with a full season of Mainstage programming running from September 16, 2021 until May 14, 2022.

The theatre will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during the upcoming season

Horne Fire Update and Closures

Isle Royale National Park

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ISLE ROYAL, MICHIGAN ~~~~~~~  August 22, 2021,(LSNews)   Isle Royale National Park is experiencing a wildfire on the island’s east end- the Horne Fire. It is approximately 200 acres in size at this time. Due to the progress of the Horne Fire, ongoing drought conditions, and elevated levels of fire danger, area closures are necessary to maintain public health and safety. Closed areas will be signed where possible and monitored to ensure compliance.

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UP Wide Health Survey Arriving Soon

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  August 16, 2021 (LSNews)  Health surveys will be mailed this week to randomly selected household addresses across the Upper Peninsula as part of a community health needs assessment sponsored by 32 regional healthcare partners, including local health departments, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health agencies and health foundations.

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WMH ~ Ambulance Transfer Update for Community

Local agencies are working together on securing ambulance transportation

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  August 14,2021 (LSNews)  Local agencies are working together on securing ambulance transportation for patients from our local hospitals to other facilities for additional treatment. Like many industries, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are experiencing staffing shortages across the nation. In addition to low staffing numbers, each ambulance service has an obligation to comply with state and local requirements on protocol such as keeping a certain number of ambulances in the area to support 911 services. 

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Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARO  ~~~~~~~  August 4, 2021  (LSNews)  As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, Lake Superior water levels have declined and are approaching the seasonal long-term average. Conditions have been wetter in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin and water levels are midway between the seasonal long-term average and the record-high water levels that were observed last year. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

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