Minnedosa's biggest annual event kept the crowds coming again this summer.
The Minnedosa Tribune reports Rockin' the Fields saw attendance grow to just over 2,000 visits per day and featured a lineup that included the likes of Trooper, The Trews, Monster Truck and Theory of a Deadman.
The paper also noted that, while some feared the event seemed doomed to end a decade ago, this year marked the 10th year of Rockin' the Fields as a non-profit co-operative and it was the most successful yet. In 2004, the event featured about 400 visits per day.
Organizers added there were no major incidents, no arrests made, and the first aid trailer saw a minimal amount of people for only minor scrapes or slight overintoxication.
Dauphin's first ever Manitoba MudRun event proved to exceed expectations.
According to The Dauphin Herald, the MudRun attracted 620 participants this year, more than double the expected 250 to 300 people organizers had anticipated.
The challenging course featured 21 obstacles, spanned 10 kilometres and – true to its title – ensured everyone got plenty muddy along the way.
The event raised about $40,000 for the Rotary Club of Dauphin and the MS Society Parkland Chapter.
People in the community of Souris are ecstatic now that they have their major tourist attraction back up and running.
The Souris Plaindealer tells its readers that visitors and residents alike lined up to cross the new Souris Swinging Bridge which opened to the public Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of a “soft opening”.
The new bridge is more modernized than its former counterpart that was washed away in the flood of 2011, and features LED lights.
A grand opening for the bridge was set to occur Aug. 17.
While most people simply scratch to get rid of an itch, a Carberry resident recently pulled off a slightly more profitable scratch last week.
The Carberry News-Express reports Stephanie Ownes won $10,000 on a $5 Scratch 'N Win Double Triple Crossword ticket she purchased from the Carberry East End Service.
“I scratched the ticket in the store,” Owens explained. “I thought I must have made a mistake, so I had the clerk check it for me.”
Luckily for Owens, she hadn't made an error. Her ticket was a winner.
“I yelled at my friend to come over and check it out,” Owens said. “I was stunned.”
Now that she has the winnings, Owens plans to pay some bills, complete some painting in her house and ensure she gets some quality time with family.
“Now my daughter can come home for a visit,” Owens said with a smile.