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Biden, Trump rallies show sharp contrast amid as coronavirus surges again

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:47
Opinion polls show Biden leading Trump nationally, but the race is much closer in the battleground states that will decide the election. Trump was headed to large rallies in two more of those states, Ohio and Wisconsin, later on Saturday.

Duluth nerds talk 'Star Wars' fan theories, cosplay and more on podcast

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:00
Rise of the Podcast is a labor of love and a creative outlet.

Froma Harrop: Plans to just reopen are idiotic

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:30
Let us examine the Great Barrington Declaration with the respect it deserves, which is very little. The advocates, who include Dr. Scott Atlas, President Donald Trump's preferred pandemic expert, argue that all these shutdowns are causing economic and psychological havoc that's worse than the disease. Better to let the coronavirus infect the young and healthy, thus building immunity in numbers large enough to nearly stop the virus' spread. The elderly and other vulnerable Americans can lock themselves away.

Ben Shapiro: The media officially becomes the communications department for Joe Biden

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:00
This week, the New York Post published a bombshell story. Hunter Biden's laptop was apparently given to a computer repairman in Delaware, and a copy of the hard drive was turned over to the Post. The Post found several alarming emails. The first was a communique from a Ukrainian businessman from the natural gas company Burisma -- the same company from which Hunter Biden would gain a reported $50,000-per-month salary as a board member, despite knowing nothing about Ukraine or natural gas. The communique contained the businessman's thanks to Hunter for brokering a meeting with Joe Biden.

Letter: Legacy Fund must further state's legacy

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 13:00
The Legacy Fund in North Dakota is past due. Ten years ago the State Investment Board was to establish a development fund to benefit North Dakota cities, counties and businesses to grow our state. The Godfread Proposal to the SIB is a solid way to make this happen. Stocks, bonds and CDs invested in China, Asia and Europe do not help our state. Check out the poll done in North Dakota on the Legacy Fund – JSDC, Connie Ova, Jamestown. This fund has the opportunity to make North Dakota a destination for jobs, a safe home and business opportunity to expand or relocate your business and family. Put North Dakota money made

Man arrested in connection to Burleigh County murder

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:44
BISMARCK — A man is in custody at the Burleigh Morton Detention Center following a murder which took place at approximately 8:47 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, northwest of Bismarck.

North Dakota reports 8 COVID-19 deaths, active cases fall

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:35
Bismarck's Burleigh County, Fargo's Cass County, Grand Forks County and Minot's Ward County each reported triple-digit new case figures.

Jennie-O float planned for Macy's Thanksgiving parade this year

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:16
To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Willmar-based Jennie-O Turkey Store will have a float dubbed the "Big Turkey Spectacular" in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. This will be the first time a turkey brand will be in the parade.

Letter: Grand Forks Public Schools numbers just don't add up

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:00
In the recent article about the Grand Forks Public Schools’ decision not to follow their own guidelines, they made the following claim: The COVID-19 positivity rate of students and district employees continues to be low, at .003%.

Minnesota reports more than 2,200 new coronavirus infections

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:59
14 more Minnesotans have died from the illness

UND president asks students take 'moral responsibility' to keep others safe

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:56
As UND sees an uptick in coronavirus cases, UND President Andrew Armacost is asking students to take “moral responsibility” to keep others safe when off campus by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Myers: After Boundary Waters rescues, are people taking bigger risks because of technology?

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:50
As emergency communication technology improves, clearly saving lives, some worry that it's also encouraging risky behavior by unprepared people.

ESPN College GameDay crew finds cold comfort in return to Minneapolis

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:42
Even with no fans in attendance and no on-site tailgate parties to cover, the ESPN College GameDay crew found lots of local color, and lots of talk about the unseasonably cold Minnesota weather when they did the show from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Saturday morning.

Shaw: Honoring Woodrow Wilson meant honoring racism, which couldn't stand

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:00
FARGO — Three years ago, I watched a documentary on PBS about World War I and President Woodrow Wilson. I was shocked with what I heard. Wilson had brutal racist policies and cracked down on American constitutional rights. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned for allegedly criticizing the government. Dozens of newspapers and magazines were shut down.

Letter: U.S. must hold China accountable

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:00
The "official count" of those murdered by the virus originating in the Wuhan lab, released (intentionally or negligently) into the world in 2019 (VOWL-19) is 220,000+ in the USA, about a million dead worldwide.

Kathryn Burgum's Recovery Reinvented event to advocate for ending stigma of addiction

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:00
The event, hosted by North Dakota's first lady, will be held online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Registration is free and open to the public.

Swift: Perhaps it’s time to stop focusing on the bad things and commit to One Good Thing

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:00
I have decided to contribute in my own little way. From today until the pandemic finally dies, I pledge to do one good thing for another human being each day.

Trump votes in Florida before rallies in three states, Biden heads to Pennsylvania

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 10:09
"I voted for a guy named Trump," he told reporters after casting his ballot.

Letter: City should push for mask mandate

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 10:00
As the coronavirus surges in Grand Forks, I call on Mayor Brandon Bochenski and the City Council to implement a mask mandate and other mitigation policies for our city. Masks work to reduce infection. Limiting indoor gatherings also limits infection.

U.S. State Department suspends all diversity training after Trump's directive

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 09:40
The order followed a Sept. 4 memo from the White House Office of Management and Budget that told officials at federal agencies they could not use taxpayer dollars to fund "un-American propaganda sessions" that provided instruction about critical race theory, white privilege or "taught that the United States is an inherently racist or evil" country.

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