OWATONNA — The Mark Cameron Band is heading to Memphis.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — For the first 18 minutes between Blooming Prairie and NRHEG, the uninformed spectator wouldn’t have been able to distinguish which team was safely atop the Gopher Conference standings and which team was playing with nine freshmen and eighth-graders on its roster.

As I was driving downtown during the recent holidays, I rounded Central Park and thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be neat to build an ice palace in Central Park for all to enjoy during the winter season, similar to what is done in St. Paul?” After doing some digging of information, I found th…