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With the thoughts of spring and summer on our minds, I went to the NHRA website to look up the racing schedule for this season. The races take place every other week during the summer and have already started. The next races will be the 45th Annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 13-16 at Gainesville (PSM) and then the 15th Annual NHRA Nationals on March 28-30 in Las Vegas.

We have a good reason to follow this sport as we have a local man racing in these events. He is Jason Line, born on July 24, 1969. His hometown is Wright and his car sponsor is Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro. In 2013 Jason finished third in the Mello Yello Series points standings. He raced to victories at Houston and Dallas and posted No. 1 qualifying positions at Charlotte 2 and Reading.

If this is of interest to you, you can get a complete race schedule by going to the NHRA website.

Get-well wishes go out to Geri Lind who was involved in an auto accident a couple of weeks ago. She is recovering and doing physical therapy at Inter-Faith in Carlton. She would love to have visitors and/or cards of encouragement. The address is Inter-Faith Care Center, 813 3rd St., Carlton, MN 55718.

Leo Dahlberg celebrated his 80th birthday on March 1. He thanks everyone for cards and gifts and especially for attending. If you were unable to attend and would like to send him a card, the address is Leo Dahlberg, c/o Villa Vista, 1220 Villa Court Dr., Cromwell, MN 55726.

Lakes and Pines may have more financial aid for heating assistance. If needed, you can call 800-832-6082 for more information.

ZUMBA: Come party yourself into shape! A new Zumba class schedule began on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Instructor is Christie Eliason (email or visit

Spring Yoga is moving to Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m., beginning on March 17, now convening in the warm and quieter “Council Chambers” of the Cromwell Pavilion. There will be no yoga on March 3 and 10. Call Ann Markusen with any questions at 218-644-3615. Thank you!

That’s all the news from Lake Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and hello to all the hale and hardy folks who have to work outdoors this winter.