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The Minnedosa

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Volume 137 Issue 51 Friday, February 28, 2020 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

First Round of
Bands Announced
Too Tall For Overpass
for RFM 2020

Tribune Archives photo

By DARRYL HOLYK

T ickets for Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa 2020


went on sale yesterday, one day after organizers an-
nouncement of the first round of acts booked to appear at
this year’s August long weekend festival.
During the official press conference at Brandon’s
Keystone Centre on Wednesday, the following acts were
announced for Rockin’ the Fields 2020: Nazareth, Our
Lady Peace, Loverboy, Mark Farners American Band
(The music from Grand Funk Railroad), Finger Eleven,
Aldo Nova, Foghat, Default, Nick Glider and Sweeney Photos by Karen Mitchell
Todd, Jack Russell’s Great White, Togue, Doug and The
Slugs, Ed To Zed, Filthy Lucre and Frankie and the Poor By KAREN MITCHELL
Boys.
Additional acts appearing at Canada’s premier clas-
sic rock festival will be announced as they are confirmed. A t approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, February 21st a
south bound semi travelling along the Highway #10
bypass, west of Minnedosa found its load was a little too
tall to pass beneath the Canadian Pacific Rail overpass.

No 150 Grant Money A farmer from La Broquerie, MB had purchased a


vintage 3964 International excavator near Erickson and
was hauling the machine home on a flatdeck when the

T own Councillor Tom Dowsett announced at


Tuesday night’s Council meeting that Minnedo-
sa’s Manitoba 150 planning committee has received
incident happened. The load did not fit through the over-
passes 4.6 metre clearance causing the large piece of ma-
chinery to be forcibly pushed off the flatdeck. The mo-
motorists were involved in the accident. However, the ex-
cavator received extensive damage.
notification that the community will not receive one mentum of the impact sent the heavy excavator forward Manitoba Highways and CP Rail crews were on
dime in funding through the Celebrate 150 grant (south) into the north bound lane, leaving gouges in the scene directing traffic and inspecting damage. Both de-
program. As a result of this disheartening news, the pavement and crashing into the side guard rail on the partments were asked for official comment, however as
committee plans to meet next week to revamp its south side of the overpass. Fortunately, the truck driver of press time Wednesday, our calls and emails had not
2020 celebration plans. suffered no serious injuries in the incident and no other been returned.

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