Archive for Happenings

Lenten seafood dinner Friday, March 22

DELANO, MN – St. Peter Catholic Church, 204 River St. S., will host a lenten seafood dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 22. It will feature baked and fried cod, deep-fried shrimp, mac and cheese, shrimp scampi, and more. A free-will offering will be collected.

Native species presentation Thursday, March 21

DELANO, MN – Are you interested in native plants? If so, you are welcome to join the Big Woods Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 201 Buffalo St., Delano. Tracy, with Natural Shore Technologies, will be talking about different types of native species and why they are beneficial to the environment.

Delano Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, March 21

DELANO, MN – Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N., will host the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce regular meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 21. This will be a joint meeting with the Wright County Economic Development Partnership and will address workforce needs. RSVP to by Tuesday.

Love INC-Heartland annual celebration Tuesday, March 19

DELANO, MN – Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Rd. SE, Delano, will host the rescheduled Love INC-Heartland annual meeting celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.  For more information, contact Lori Bergh at or 763-972-6547 ext. 1 or Julie Maas-Kusske at

The Agate Man at the library Saturday, March 16

DELANO, MN – Lyndon Johnson, a Minnesota rock hound, will share his knowledge of Lake Superior agates and other Minnesota gems and minerals from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. There will be many rocks on display from his collection and you can bring your finds to share. For all ages. This is a Legacy event.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Delano tips off against Big Lake tonight in semifinals

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

ST. MICHAEL — The winter storm that is expected to wreak havoc on the area forced officials to move the Section 5-3A semifinal games up a day, to Friday, and to relocate them from Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State to St. Michael-Albertville High School.

Sophomore Trey Longstreet lays in two points Tuesday in Delano's 73-26 win over Dassel-Cokato in the Section 5-3A quarterfinals. Photo by Matt Kane

Sophomore Trey Longstreet lays in two points Tuesday in Delano’s 73-26 win over Dassel-Cokato in the Section 5-3A quarterfinals.
Photo by Matt Kane

After a 73-26 win over Dassel-Cokato in the quarterfinals, No. 1 seed Delano will play No. 4 Big Lake in the second semifinal game. The opening tap is schedule for 7:45 p.m.

The early game has No. 2 Willmar against No. 3 Monticello at 6 p.m.

Including the playoff win over Dassel-Cokato, Delano is 6-0 against section opponents this season.

The game for Delano and Big Lake is a rematch from Dec. 20 in Delano. The host Tigers won the early-season affair 57-44 behind 21 points from senior point guard Derek Techam.

Logan Nagorski scored 20 points for the Hornets in the loss.

Techam averages 24.5 points per game this season.

As for the other teams still alive in the playoffs, Delano defeated Willmar 62-58 Feb. 9.

The Tigers did not play Monticello during the regular season.

Delano and Willmar met in the section title game a season ago. The Tigers topped the Cardinals 75-54, and, of course, went on to win the Class 3A state title.