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Class C state baseball runners up - Belle Plaine baseball fortunes ended at the number two spot losing in the finals Monday to Regal, 7-3, at the state amateur baseball tournament in Red Wing. The Tigers ended the season with a remarkable 32 and 3 record. Ironically, on the two previous times Belle Plaine teams reached the state baseball tournament, they also lost in the finals. Back row, l-r: Trace Selly, John Bergs, Jeff Johnson, Brad Muehlenhardt, Pete Fogarty, Mike Zellmann, Jeff Miller, Dave Wagner, Kevin Studnicka, Jay Soule, Jeff Bruder, Terry Kahle, manager Brent Meyer. Front row, l-r: Jim Buesgens, Brett Kruschke, Jeff Fahey, Eric Johnson, bat boy Mike Hanson, Paul Fogarty, Jeff Gansen, Greg Hillstrom, and Barry Wohler.

Professor doodles greeted kids at the Belle Plaine Library last week. Professor Doodles appeared in each Sunday Star Tribune’s comic section on the Sunday Fun Page.

A new attraction this year, the Bed Races, were very entertaining said Fairboard Secretary Maynard Harms. Sixteen teams participated in the event in which one person rode a bed equipped with wheels and four others pushed it.

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The Belle Plaine marching band, lead by director Bob Wiley and drum major Michael Skelley, marched down Main Street

Blowin’ in the wind. Bob Kruse, Superintendent of the Public Works Committee, hung the brand new Belle Plaine flag at the Civic Center

Gettin’ a taste of farm life. Thirteen kids from Shakopee and Jordan learned about the farming business when they visited the Triple E Farm, Belle Plaine Commission Company, and Ruck’s Meat Market.

Take your pick -- Corn WAS below average or above average on the Fourth -- At the traditional milestone, July 4th, Minnesota’s major crop was showing the wildest contrast in maturity most farmers could remember.

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Pat Schwartz, dressed in her hiking clothes, took a break to enjoy the beautiful mountains in the background.