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WINONA — Winona put 58 shots on goal Saturday, and it needed every one of them. The last was the most important, though as Austin King-Henke scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Winhawks a 5-4 victory against Fairmont. Campbell Watkins made 28 saves and Alex Charles had a goal and two assists to lead the way for Winona (8-8-1 overall). Winona 5, Fairmont 4, OT Fairmont 2 2 0 0 — 4 Winona 1 3 0 1 — 5
MOOSE LAKE — Two Dodge County players recorded hat tricks, while another had a six-point game as the Wildcats rolled to their seventh consecutive victory, 13-2 at Moose Lake Area. Isaac Rogne scored twice and had four assists for Dodge County (14-5-0 overall), while Brody Lamb and Gavin Giesler both had hat tricks. Brendon Wolesky also had a four-point game, with a goal and three assists. Ben Nelson made nine saves to earn the win, as Dodge County outshot Moose Lake 65-11. The Wildcats start a string of six consecutive home games against Hopkins on Thursday at 7 p.m.
FARIBAULT — Faribault broke open a close game early in the second period and went on to earn a 7-1 Big Nine Conference boys hockey victory against Rochester Mayo on Saturday at Faribault Ice Arena. After a scoreless first period, Keaton Ginter, Jordan Nawrocki and Zack Slinger scored for the Falcons, giving them the lead for good. Faribault (5-2-2 Big Nine, 12-4-2 overall) built its lead to 5-0 before Mayo got on the board, with a power-play goal from Javan Hodge with 6:04 to play. Max Cothern stopped 31 shots in the loss for the Spartans (2-7-0, 4-13-1).
Hastings displayed the depth that makes it a Section One, Class AA title contender on Saturday, taking down Big Nine Conference leader Rochester Century 10-4 in a boys hockey game at Graham Arena IV. Hastings scored three goals in the first and second periods and added four more in the third, becoming the first team to score 10 goals against Century since Duluth Marshall did so in December of 2017. Joey Malugani and Aidan Swee scored twice each for the Panthers (13-4-1 overall), while 14 players recorded at least one point for Hastings (13-4-1).
BISMARCK — The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2020 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline for submitting entries is March 15. The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in three age categories — 6-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Each winner will receive a pair of binoculars. The final patch design will be chosen from the three winners.
OWATONNA, Minn. — A 20-year-old Owatonna man was arrested Saturday, Jan. 25, in connection with a stabbing at the Owatonna Walmart. Officers from multiple agencies were called just before 10 a.m. to the store at 1130 Frontage Road W., according to a news release from the Owatonna Police Department. A 37-year-old man was taken to Owatonna Hospital by Mayo Ambulance before being taken to another medical facility for treatment. The man’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to police. His identity was not released.
MANKATO, Minn. -- Owen Sillinger handed the Bemidji State men’s hockey team an early 1-0 lead Friday night before No. 3 Minnesota State buried three consecutive goals to stick the visitors with a 3-2 loss at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato. The defeat snapped a six-game unbeaten run by the Beavers (13-8-4, 13-4-2-1 WCHA), who suffered their first loss since falling 2-0 to the Mavericks (23-3-1, 17-2-0-0 WCHA) on Dec. 29.
CARRINGTON, N.D. — Joan Kahl Britton, the widow of Gordon Kahl, who was involved in a deadly shootout with law enforcement officers in the early 1980s, died Thursday, Jan. 23, at the age of 93. Gordon Kahl was prominent in the tax protest group Posse Comitatus in 1983 when he and others took part in a shootout with law enforcement officers near Medina, N.D. During the confrontation, U.S. Marshal Kenneth Muir and Deputy Marshal Bob Cheshire were killed.