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S’mores vs. Campfire Night: Stingers Unveil Special Logos and Unis

PRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods announced they will be dedicating Saturday, June 17 to the traditional northwoods treat, the S’more. The themed night will include the Stingers wearing custom S’mores jerseys versus Mankato who will be wearing custom Campfires jerseys. Continue reading

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Stingers Announce Fourth Ballpark Enhancement for 2017 Season

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – As the excitement has built over the last four weeks, the Stingers are thrilled to announce the fourth ballpark enhancement to take place at Bill Taunton Stadium. Keeping in the lines of building a better fan experience, the organization will upgrade all the hospitality suites this spring in preparation of the eighth season of Northwoods League baseball. Continue reading

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Stingers Announced Third Ballpark Enhancement for 2017

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Bill Taunton Stadium will have a distinctly different look next summer as fans enter the stadium for the eighth season of Northwoods League baseball. One of the newest additions, besides the previously announced home plate club and ballpark beach, will be a new suite option for fans of 12 or more. Continue reading

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Ballpark Beach Coming to the Bill Taunton Stadium

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Where else in the state of Minnesota can you watch a ball game, hang out barefoot and challenge your friends to a spirited game of bean bags? The answer — Now at the EcoWater Beach in Willmar! Continue reading

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Stingers Announce Series of Ballpark Enhancements Scheduled for 2017

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce there will be significant ballpark enhancements to Bill Taunton Stadium for the 2017 Stingers season, their eighth in the Northwoods League. Continue reading

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Alexandria Beetles Return for One Night

Alexandria Beetles LogoMore than 1,200 fans showed up at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria (MN) recently for Alexandria Beetles Reunion Night to honor the 15 past seasons of their former summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise.  The contest featured the Thunder Bay Border Cats and the Willmar Stingers, who donned the throwback Beetles uniforms, hats, pants and helmets, while playing as the former Alexandria franchise on the scoreboard.  Read more here.

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Stingers Add Loiselle to Front Office

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce that Tyler Loiselle has been added to their front office staff. Loiselle joins the staff as the new Assistant General Manager for the Stingers. Continue reading

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Stingers Release 2015 Promotional Schedule

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce their full promotional schedule for the 2015 season presented by Marcus Construction. This will be the Stingers sixth in the Northwoods League and this summer will be packed with exciting giveaways, themes, and special guests at the Bee Hive. The Stingers are proud to bring good wholesome family entertainment to the ballpark Continue reading

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Stingers Extend Ballpark Lease Through 2019

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce that a new 5-year lease has been agreed to with the City of Willmar to play its games at Bill Taunton Stadium through the 2019 season. Continue reading

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Stingers Turn Back the Clock Tonight

The summer collegiate Willmar Stingers (Northwoods League) Turn Back the Clock 75 years to celebrate Rice Memorial Hospital’s 75th Anniversary. The Stingers and the Duluth Huskies will be wearing vintage uniforms to commemorate the milestone.

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Stingers Announce ‘Barry’ As New Mascot

PRESS RELEASE – At a press conference today, the Willmar Stingers announced its new team mascot presented by Lake Region Bank. The press conference held at the local bank unveiled “Barry” as the latest addition to the organization. As fans witnessed today, Barry is a tall yellow bear who plans to spend his summer evenings at the Bee Hive looking for honey and entertaining fans for many Continue reading

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An Interview with the Stingers

West Central Tribune staff recently held a Q & A with Marc Jerzak and Ryon Voz, co-owners of the summer collegiate Willmar (MN) Stingers (Northwoods League).  The Stingers just completed their second season in the league and have been doing quite well (963 fans per game) for a market the size of Willmar (pop. 17,908).  Read more here.

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Going Irish with the Stingers (w/ Photos)

We dropped by Bill Taunton Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Willmar (MN) Stingers (Northwoods League), to check out Summertime St. Patty’s Night on Saturday.  The Stingers did a nice job going Irish with a pint glass giveaway, green beer, Irish music, green shirts and caps for the team, and post-game fireworks. Continue reading

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‘Wally the Beer Man’ to Appear this Summer

PRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League have announced today that “Wally the Beer Man” will make two appearances at the ballpark this summer. Continue reading

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Stingers Release 2011 Promotional Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League announced today its complete 2011 game night promotional schedule. The Stingers promotional schedule includes 35 nightly promotions including many new nights fans can expect at the ballpark this summer. Promotional nights will include post-game fireworks shows, special guests, giveaway items and theme nights Continue reading

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Stingers Debut in Front of 1,547

The Willmar Stingers, one of two new franchises from the summer collegiate Northwoods League, made their home debut on Thursday night in front of 1,547 fans at Bill Taunton Stadium.  The Stinger lost to the St. Cloud River Bats 5-3.  Read more here.

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Stingers Release Promotional Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League announced its complete 2010 promotional schedule today.  The Stingers promotional schedule including the Home Opener featuring Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, is loaded with special guests, giveaways and theme nights. Continue reading

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Stingers Launch New Website

The Willmar Stingers, one of two new teams in the summer collegiate Northwoods League for 2010, have a new website up and running.  View website here.

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It’s the ‘Willmar Stingers’

The team identity for the new summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise in Willmar, MN was revealed at an event this evening at the Willmar Holiday Inn Conference Center.  BBiz was there for the unveiling.  The logo was designed by Justin Schaller, a graphic designer from Eau Claire, WI.  Major League pitcher Chris Jakubauskas was on hand to sign autographs for the more than 230 fans in attendance.  The team will begin play in 2010 at Bill Taunton Stadium.  You can check out the team’s new temporary website at www.willmarstingers.com.

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