Princeton Speedway opener moved to May 10

Princeton Speedway opener May 10

Battling the rough spring weather, Princeton Speedway moved its opening night to Friday, May 10. A full night of festivities begins at 7 p.m.

DNR tagging walleyes at Mille Lacs

Anglers who catch a Mille Lacs Lake walleye with an orange tag on its body can receive a free fishing lure if they return that tag to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The offer is part of a broad effort to better understand the lake’s walleye population. DNR fisheries biologists are in the process of tagging and releasing 20,000 walleye.

A new walleye population estimate will be based on the number of tagged fish captured in survey nets after spawning is completed. The orange tags are labeled “REWARD.” Anglers that catch a fish with such a tag should remove it from the fish, even if the fish is released. Tags should be returned to DNR Fisheries, 1200 Minnesota Ave. S., Aitkin, MN 56431. A fishing lure will be mailed in return.

‘Spring Celebration’ at Sherburne Refuge

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 11.  The day begins with an Early Bird Tour at 7:00 a.m., which will end at approximately 11:00 a.m. Participants will meet at the Mahnomen Trail on Co. Rd. 9 for this car caravan tour. The group will search for migrant songbirds such as warblers and sparrows, as well as raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds. A shorter, more leisurely bird tour will be offered for families from 10:30 a.m. to noon, meeting at Refuge Headquarters.  Bring binoculars, water and cameras. No pre-registration is required.

C-I Men’s Tennis League meeting May 13

The Men’s Tennis League commences on Monday, May 13 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge-Isanti High School tennis courts. This league is open to all men of all abilities and ages. We will match you with players of your ability, playing both singles and doubles.

There has been some interest in having a community-wide tennis tournament this summer. We could have age brackets, from elementary students through adults, both men and women. If you would be interested in a tournament like this, let Paul Tatting or C-I Community Ed know. Any questions, contact Tatting at 763-689-3990.

Ruffed Grouse Society banquet May 16

The Rum River Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 18th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at the Cambridge American Legion on Thursday, May 16 beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Individual membership and dinner tickets are $55. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectibles. For more information and/or tickets contact Rich Huempfner (763-444-4522).