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How winning Kraft Hockeyville USA could help East Grand Forks arena

Episode 43: The Rink Live video podcast for Aug. 24, 2020

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Mick Hatten is the host of The Rink Live podcast. Photo by Clint Austin, cover art by Troy Becker.

East Grand Forks was named one of four finalists in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition on Aug. 17.

The other finalists are the El Paso (Texas) Event Center, the Wichita (Kan.) Ice Center and the Wildcat Centre Arena in River Falls, Wis. The winner will get $150,000. The runner-up gets $30,000. The other two finalists get $10,000.

East Grand Forks put forth a $13.42-million list of ideas to upgrade the baseball fields at Stauss Park and fix the most pressing problems at the East Grand Forks Civic Center and VFW Memorial Arena earlier in August. So the timing of the online voting competition is excellent.

East Grand Forks Park & Recreation Superintendent Reid Huttunen and East Grand Forks boys hockey coach Tyler Palmiscno talk about the competition, the facility and history of hockey in the city. The voting for the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition will be Aug. 29-30 and people can vote at www.krafthockeyville.com .


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Jess Myers covers college hockey, as well as outdoors, general sports and travel, for The Rink Live and the Forum Communications family of publications. He came to FCC in 2018 after three decades of covering sports as a freelancer for a variety of publications, while working full time in politics and media relations. A native of Warroad, Minn. (the real Hockeytown USA), Myers has a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in the Twin Cities. Contact Jess via email at jrmyers@forumcomm.com, or find him on Twitter via @JessRMyers. English speaker.
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