The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan is coming to Camp Ripley on Tuesday at the training and community center (Building 11-1) from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Manager Ron Gardenhire, pitchers Glen Perkins and Pat Neshek and pitching coach Rick Anderson are scheduled to appear.
This is a free event. Fans should bring anything they would like to have signed. There will also be a pitching game to test arm strength and free popcorn.
For more information please contact Captain Kris VonBerge (320) 616-2726 or e-mail Kristina.Vonberge@mn.ngb.army.mil.
Ice racing begins Sunday
The Hardwater Ice Racing Association will open its season Sunday on Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison across from McDonald's.
Events will be held the next six Sundays at 12:30 p.m. There will be classes of racing for studded cars, hard rubber cars, soft rubber cars, sport ATVs and utility ATVs.
Admission is $5 a car for spectators.
Contact Chad Erlandson (218) 838-5479 for additional information.
Roberts places fifth
Wynn Roberts of Battle Lake, a member of Nisswa NW Biathlon, took fifth place at the 2006 Olympic venue at San Sicario, Italy, in the third race series of the Europa Cup on Friday.
Roberts had five misses, ending up 5:02 back of the winner in the individual format, Alexia Boeuf of France, who completed the 15km race in 57:52.
The Youth and Junior World Championships begin Jan. 24. Roberts had 14th- and 15th-place finishes last year in the Worlds, which earned him a position on the Junior National A Team. He will be joined later in the month by Justin Tyner of Baxter, who recently qualified for the U.S. team.
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