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TAG: Minnesota

LebanonTurf VP Heegard dies at 69

May 21, 2020By

David C. Heegard, vice president of sales and marketing for LebanonTurf, died on May 10 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was 69. Heegard was the oldest of seven children, born on June 28, 1950, in Austin, Minn. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science. He married his high school... read more

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STMA works with the next generation of sports field managers

February 21, 2020By

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is working to develop interest and awareness in the next generation of sports field managers through the Future Farmers of America (FFA), a youth organization that prepares its members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA’s Career Development Events (CDEs) are contests that develop college and career readiness skills. The... read more

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Toro, Minnesota Twins team up for field renovation project

December 17, 2018By
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The Toro Co., the Minnesota Twins organization and the city of Saint Paul joined forces to renovate and rebuild youth baseball and softball fields in Saint Paul. Volunteers from partnering organizations, with additional support from Saint Agnes School, collaborated to reconstruct West Minnehaha Recreation Center’s baseball field and two softball fields in Saint Paul. “We are excited about the opportunity... read more

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Portable, temporary mound is a perfect fit

February 16, 2018By
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It takes time to achieve perfection, but Bill Lee believes he may have achieved it with a lightweight, portable pitching mound. Lee, the longtime commissioner of the 14-team Frontier League (which includes teams such as the Traverse City Beach Bums, the River City Rascals and the Washington Wild Things), observed as teams in the league made the switch to natural... read more

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Mayo Field named 2017 Minnesota Sports Field of the Year

January 10, 2018By

Rochester, Minn.’s Mayo Field was recognized as the 2017 Field of the Year by the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association (MPSTMA). This is the eighth consecutive year of the award sponsored by Turfco Manufacturing, which recognizes a Minnesota athletic facility for outstanding maintenance, aesthetics and overall playing conditions. The award was presented to city of Rochester Parks and Recreation... read more

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