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Minnesotans take advantage of outdoor recreation on warm Saturday

“A day like today, we were sold out probably a week ago,” Steve Whillock, general manager at Oak Marsh Golf Course.

“I love golf, it’s absolutely the perfect day to go out and hit golf balls and be out on the golf course,” said Tom Kieselbach. 

“We always feel like this is going to be it, this is the way the golfer’s world is, “This has going to be it; this has got to be it!” But — by God’s grace it’s warm again, we probably will be out here,” said Drew Ekstrom.

The pandemic and its shutdowns have been keeping everyone indoors, but here was a chance to get out. 

“You couldn’t ask for anything more, this is fabulous,” said Kieselbach. 

While at Afton Alps, it’s man-made snow, but the powder still feels fresh — a perfect chance for parents to let their children blow off some steam. 

“They just started learning how to ski like a couple years ago, and (we) thought that this would help pass the time during the pandemic, just to enjoy the outdoors,” Kari Jasper said. 

Both Jasper’s daughters, Addison and Tatum aren’t able to do their usual school sports anymore because of the recent executive order. 

“It wasn’t very fun because we had to stay home,” Addison said.

“We’re trying to stay off of electronics, and so being outdoors, going hiking, we come to Afton to go on hikes too at the state park, and just coming out here, going on walks with the dogs,” Kari Jasper said.

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$11K Lottery Ticket | Book A Haunted Hotel Room: Saturday Smiles

Are you looking for some lighter news this weekend? We have a dozen stories that will make you smile.

Livermore Store Sells Winning Lottery Ticket

  • Find out where one of the top winning tickets, drawn Saturday, was sold.

Masked Intruders Paw Their Way Inside Redwood City Bank

  • The trespassers knocked over a computer before being shooed to safety.

San Francisco Runner Spells ‘Vote 2020’ On Virtual Marathon Map

  • Emily Hou sent the message to Chicago, via the virtual Chicago Marathon, to encourage residents there to get out and vote.

Want To Meet A Presidential Ghost? Book This Hotel Room

  • San Francisco’s storied Palace Hotel has hosted presidents and movie stars. Some, it’s said, never checked out.

Danville K-9 Patrol Officer ‘Loizo’ Turns 2

  • Happy birthday to this good boy, trained in tracking, scent detection, searches and criminal apprehension.

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week: Bay Area

  • Stay up late to see the Orionid meteor shower, known for its extended peak, this week in the Bay Area.

New Drive-In Movie Theaters Popping Up Across Bay Area

  • Drive-in movie theaters are opening throughout the Bay Area amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Laugh It Off With Bay Area Comedy Streaming

  • There’s a variety of Bay Area-based comedy available online.

Watsonville Police Cruiser Getting Pink Makeover

  • The effort is part of the department’s “Pink Patch Project” for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

New Regional Park Opens In East Bay

  • The shoreline park has an observation pier, connects to the Bay Bridge Bicycle-Pedestrian Trail, and other amenities.

Halloween Haunts, Fun & Pumpkin Patches 2020: SF Bay Area Guide

  • Halloween is still on the calendar! Check out nearby events, corn mazes & trick-or-treating for this most spook-tacular time of the year.

How To Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds For Halloween

  • If you visited a pumpkin patch, you have some carving and cooking to do. Here’s our favorite seed recipe and how to preserve your pumpkin.

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