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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Blaine, head out to the National Sports Center for the Joyful Noise Family Fest.

 98.5 KTIS listeners will especially enjoy this event because it gives you the chance to hear some of the most popular songs – live – that you hear on the radio.

 Some of the artists that will be making an appearance include:

Tenth Avenue North

Steven Curtis Chapman

Mandisa

MercyMe

Audio Adrenaline

Hawk Nelson

City Harbor

Come for the music – sure – but stay for the rest of the fun. They’ll have 30 giant inflatable toys for the kids to play on, water slides, climbing walls and more.

Don’t bother eating before the event because you will definitely want to have room for cotton candy and

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Blaine residents looking for something to do this weekend might want to head out to the Sports Center for this year’s USA Broomball National Championships at Schwan Super Rink.

If you’re new to this part of the country I suppose an explanation of broomball is in order. A Canadian export, broomball is played on the ice in a hockey rink. The idea is to hit the ball into the opponent’s net for a goal – a bit like soccer, but the plays are more similar to hockey.

The “broom” part of the equation is the implement that is used to hit the ball. These are made of either wood or aluminum and, although the head is said to resemble a broom, it does in shape only. It really looks more like a fly swatter.

Although the game is played on the ice, broomball

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