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Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for paper mill upgrade

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:01

DULUTH, Minn.—The Duluth City Council will be asked this Monday to take a step that could keep the city's papermaking industry alive and protect 240 full-time jobs.

Councilors will take...

Smaller hockey programs focus on retention, growth rather than state tournaments

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:52

DULUTH, Minn.—On Dec. 21, Duluth East and Duluth Marshall collided in a highly anticipated boys hockey game at Duluth Heritage Sports Center, where nary a seat was empty. Much of...

Red Lake Falls hockey team competes with low numbers

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:52
Grand Forks Herald

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn.—One thing Trevor Page hasn't had to deal with this season is grumbling about not enough playing time.

There is more than enough ice time to go...

Wednesday's local scoreboard

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:50
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Boys basketball


N.D. Class A poll

1. Bismarck High (9 first-place votes) 10-2; 2. Fargo Davies (4) 10-1; 3. Mandan (1) 10-1; 4. West Fargo 10-1; 5....

Ex-MVP Morneau has no regrets as he retires for front-office role with Twins

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:38

MINNEAPOLIS—On the bright, sunny day when he formally retired and rejoined the Minnesota Twins as a special assistant in their front office, Justin Morneau spoke eloquently and at some length...

Sen. Klobuchar collects on Vikings-Saints wager

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:16

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Wednesday collected on her Vikings-Saints wager with U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana.

After reliving Stefon Diggs' game-winning touchdown catch...

Gay couple who ordered wedding programs got pamphlets about Satan instead, lawsuit says

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:14

The day before their wedding in September, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg received a package containing what they thought would be the programs for their ceremony.

"Celebration," their design said...

Less than month after starting in bowl game, Washington State QB commits suicide, police say

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:08

Police in Pullman, Washington, announced Tuesday night that they found Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his off-campus apartment. He had failed to...

Minn. gets price tag for buying or leasing western Minn. prison

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:53

APPLETON, Minn. — There are now price tags for the state of Minnesota to either purchase, upgrade and operate the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, or to lease it.


ND pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers set to change plea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:51

FARGO — An organization providing legal support for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters has reported that attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis, charged with shooting a handgun at officers during the protests,...

NDSU's VP for research resigns after critical review, complaints

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:39

FARGO — North Dakota State University's vice president for research, the subject of complaints about a "vindictive" and "overbearing" management style, will be leaving the university.

Kelly Rusch submitted notice...

Loons steadfast on adding players after several got away

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:38

ST. PAUL — With the 2018 season opener six weeks away, Minnesota United's front office continues efforts to sign new players for its second campaign in MLS.

But while adding...

Wolves show you don't need to shoot 3-pointers to thrive

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:27

MINNEAPOLIS — Tom Thibodeau has been quick to point to one stat all season long: the Timberwolves' offensive rating. It's one of Minnesota's most prolific numbers. Currently, the Wolves are...

No one foresaw an NFC title matchup between Vikings' Keenum and Eagles' Foles

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:26

MINNEAPOLIS — The last Rams team to play in St. Louis had a Super Bowl quarterback on the roster and, in fact, he started 11 games. Or five games. It...

MNsure: Record enrollment for insurance through exchange went smoothly

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:22

ST. PAUL — Minnesota's individual health insurance marketplace, MNsure, saw record enrollments and the smoothest annual sign-up period since the agency's troubled launch in 2013.

MNsure announced Wednesday, Jan. 17,...

‘That’s my son:’ C.J. Ham’s parents express pride over football career with Vikings

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:14

Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham told his parents, Cortez and Tina Ham, that they were going to get a Vikings win for their wedding anniversary last weekend.

The Vikings delivered...

ND tourism officials unveil plans for 2018

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:00

BISMARCK—North Dakota state tourism officials revealed plans for marketing the state this year on television, in print and through other avenues Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The tourism division of the state...

Apple pledges to spend $350 billion, bring 20,000 jobs to US within next five years

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:44

Apple, the world's most valuable company, said Wednesday it will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 jobs in the United States in the next five years, outlining for...

Vikings fans raise over $86,000 and counting for Saints punter Morstead's charity

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:39

MINNEAPOLIS--While the on-field "Minneapolis Miracle" was over days ago, another Vikings-related miracle is on the verge of completion thanks to hundreds of Vikings fans and one New Orleans Saint....

Vikings corner Mackensie Alexander not worried about being picked on by Eagles

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:36

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander wouldn't go as far as daring the Philadelphia Eagles to throw at him this weekend.

Still, the 24-year-old, second-year pro remained confident despite...


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