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Minnesota 16-year-old nearly died from rare condition linked to COVID-19

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:00
Caleb Laurent, a sophomore at Alexandria Area High School, was recently diagnosed with MIS-C, a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. It is a rare condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. 

Joe's Diner owner seeks a move to Grand Forks 'as soon as I can get out of here'

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:00
Joe Bushaw, who owns and operates Joe's Diner in East Grand Forks, has had his food and beverage license suspended by the Minnesota Department of Health. He's now hoping to move across the Red River to Grand Forks.

Minnesota DNR revising index of severe winter for whitetail deer

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 14:00
Agency says severity index alone doesn’t tell whole story of winter’s impact on deer.

Vaccine providers ask for patience as rollout sparks 'what about me?' questions

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 13:49
Vaccine distribution confusion has been heightened by border situations in some places like Fargo and Moorhead.

South Dakota COVID-19 death toll nears 1,700, hospitalizations hit 4-month low

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 13:40
The 12 newly reported fatalities push South Dakota's pandemic death toll to 1,696, with half of those deaths reported in just the last two months. But there are a raft of encouraging signs the pandemic picture is improving in South Dakota.

The Oil Patch housing project that killed Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 13:30
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota scrambled to meet the urgent need for affordable housing in the Oil Patch and rural areas around the state. It moved aggressively, but ran into trouble when oil prices plunged — and a Watford City housing complex played a pivotal role in the charity's financial collapse.

Minnesota reports 1,565 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 13:25
The state's nine vaccine pilot clinics had administered more than 7,300 shots by Friday, Jan. 22.

Letter: League of Women Voters opposes ND legislation aimed at restricting voting rights

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 13:00
This year the the North Dakota State Legislature has introduced multiple bills to restrict voting rights. 

'Mary's Tunnel' is a wintry beacon of beauty in Moorhead's Viking Ship Park

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 12:30
Attraction named for Moorhead city employee who died in November.

Q&A with UND hockey forward Shane Pinto

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:45
The sophomore center talks about playing with Judd Caulfield and the notoriety of his dog, Urko.

You either drive or you pull over

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:30
In today's "Coming Home" column, Jessie Veeder recalls the advice her dad gave to her during a scary drive through a snowstorm and how it helps show the need to make a choice, eventually.

Winning lottery ticket for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Michigan

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:21
The largest ever lottery jackpot was the $1.586 billion amassed in January 2016 in Powerball, the country's other multi-state lottery.

Larry King, decades-long fixture of U.S. TV interviews, dead at 87

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:07
Millions watched King interview world leaders, entertainers and other celebrities on CNN's "Larry King Live," which ran from 1985 to 2010. Hunched over his desk in rolled-up shirt sleeves and owlish glasses, he made his show one of the network's prime attractions with a mix of interviews, political discussions, current event debates and phone calls from viewers.

Shaw: The coronavirus isn’t taking a 'breather'

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:00
Perhaps Gov. Burgum has been influenced by crazy anti-maskers, such as Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Minot. Hoverson has introduced a dangerous bill that would prohibit all state and local mask mandates. I assume Hoverson will soon try to ban speed limits, traffic lights and stop signs.

Letter: Cartoon shows that some people still don’t get it

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 11:00
How dare he and they equate what George Washington did to free America from a real threat and Trump’s using Twitter to incite riots with the lunatic fringe from his lies.

UND football camp Day 2: Richter, Burian make highlight grabs

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:40
On Day 2 of the team's camp leading up to the season, two wide receivers competing for playing time made standout grabs at the High Performance Center.

Letter: Is the “justice” bill a form of racism?

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:00
Currently the USDA has many programs that award added incentives and grants to non-white farmers, or as the federal government nicely calls them, socially disadvantaged farmers.

Dokken: Grand Forks skiing enthusiast forming Nordic ski club

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:00
The goal is to give area skiers a voice and ultimately expand skiing opportunities beyond the trails available in the Greenway, said Jonathan Haug of Grand Forks, who is forming the Grand Forks Nordic Ski Club.

Daily Harvest meals deliver convenience and nutrition, but not always flavor

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 09:30
Tammy Swift reviews the popular meal-delivery service as she tries to follow her 2021 resolution to eat healthier.

This mystery vine should be considered toxic, assessing the risk of trees, and transplanting houseplants

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 09:00
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler says the vine that a reader got as a dollar special from a home improvement store is often considered a weed that can overtake its surroundings.

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