Motorcycle racing at Canterbury Sept. 11

Motorcycle racing will return to Minnesota this fall with the American Motorcycle Association championships. It's the first time since 1997 that the AMA has hosted racing on a one-mile track in the state.

The event, the Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship, will be at Canterbury Park on Sept. 11. The "Minnesota Mile," part of the AMA Grand National Series, will be held on Canterbury's one-mile dirt oval.

The Minnesota Mile is one of 19 national dates this year. Racing on mile ovals is a rarity; Canterbury is one of just two such tracks west of the Mississippi, the park says.

Ticket prices start at $20 for general admission; children under 5 are free, and those 5-12 are $10. Limited VIP reserved seating is available for $35. General admission tickets can be purchased at or by calling 800-745-3000.

For more information, call the park at 952-445-7224.


Events will benefit Yellow Ribbon Network

A pair of weekend events will help support Farmington's Warrior to Citizen Yellow Ribbon Network.

The first is a book signing by DeAnne Sherman, author of "Finding My Way: A Teen's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma" and "My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens." The event is set for 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the Farmington Library, 508 3rd St. Sherman will discuss her findings in dealing with teens whose parents have been deployed in the military.

From 5-8 p.m. Saturday, the Yellow Ribbon Network will hold its second annual steak fry fundraiser at the Farmington VFW, 421 3rd St. The dinner is $9, and proceeds will be used for military family and veteran support events and activities.


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