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An All-Pro friendship: Starting at Notre Dame, the Vikings’ Harrison Smith and Kyle Rudolph have been teammates for 12 years

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 07:23
When the Vikings play at Indianapolis on Sunday, the two will play their second game in Indiana since leaving Notre Dame.

Mayo launches nationwide COVID-19 prediction machine

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 07:03
Online dashboard merges county level warnings with Mayo-vetted coronavirus information.

Froma Harrop: Apocalypse parade marches on America

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 07:00
Hurricane Sally has just pummeled the Florida Panhandle and the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama. Though it landed as "only" a Category 2, what made it disastrous was its slow crawl, drowning Gulf of Mexico communities in Book of Genesis-type flooding. Hurricanes these days have slowed down, science says, as temperatures warm.

Ben Shapiro: Lawn-sign virtue signaling and the death of politics

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 07:00
Last week, America's West Coast found itself on fire. Millions of acres have burned across California, Oregon and Washington. The smoke clouds have been so immense that they have blotted out the sun in certain areas; air quality has been so poor that hundreds of thousands of people have been forced indoors.

Acme Tools completes new addition, set to hire

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 07:00
Acme Tools has completed work on an addition to its distribution center that doubled its footprint and is looking to hire new employees to accommodate its continued growth.

Former Vikings RB Smith behind the mic for Sunday’s game

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:12
Normally a college football analyst, Sunday will be Smith’s third NFL game as an analyst. For Fox, he worked the Detroit at Green Bay game to close the 2018 season and the Cleveland at Cincinnati game to close last season.

New DNR conservation officer carries his father's legacy

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 05:30
Until his tragic death in 1997, Gary Westby was the very definition of what people expected in a conservation officer in Minnesota. Now the late officer's youngest son, Stephen Westby, is carrying on what his father started.

WeatherTalk: Warm days are missing so far this month

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 05:00
September typically brings an up and down temperature pattern. The chilliest September mornings can be cold enough for frost while the warmest afternoons have an almost summery feel. In Fargo-Moorhead, the temperature has reached or topped 100 degrees in September four times since 1881. In Grand Forks, there have been three September days in the 100s since 1893. There is an average of one 90-degree day in September with as many as seven occurrences on record during the month in both cities.

Saturday's local scoreboard

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 23:12
Prep football

Twins rout Cubs to clinch playoff berth

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 23:09
While the Twins are still technically in the hunt for the American League Central title, they trail the White Sox by three games with six games to play.

Dynamo rally to keep Minnesota winless in Houston

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 22:09
HOUSTON -- Darwin Quintero and Maynor Figueroa scored second-half goals as the Houston Dynamo rallied for a 2-2 draw with visiting Minnesota United on Saturday night.

‘A players’ manager’: Morneau, Baldelli share thoughts on Gardenhire retirement

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 22:00
Ron Gardenhire, 62, made his retirement announcement abruptly before Saturday’s Detroit Tigers game against Cleveland.

Morken: Minnesota’s wild turkey seems to have gotten much-needed strong nesting season

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 19:00
Like pheasants, cold, wet springs can be tough on young birds in states with colder climates like Minnesota. That’s where turkeys likely caught a huge break in 2020.

Gophers open 2020 football season vs. Michigan

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 18:39
Minnesota to take on Wisconsin on Nov. 28 in Madison.

Trump says he approves TikTok Oracle deal 'in concept'

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 16:54
About 100 million Americans use TikTok and U.S. officials have expressed concern about user data and the potential for China to access that data.

Envelope with deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted, media reports

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 16:09
Ricin is found naturally in castor beans but it takes a deliberate act to convert it into a biological weapon. Ricin can cause death within 36 to 72 hours from exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead. No known antidote exists.

Outdoor Fall Festival in Grand Forks showcases area artists

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 15:04
Potters spun clay and watercolor painters' brushes stroked canvases as artists demonstrated their techniques at the Outdoor Fall Festival at Muddy Waters Clay Center in Grand Forks Saturday.

Jade Hastings captures season finale sprint feature at River Cities Speedway

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:58
The win wasn’t the biggest for Jade Hastings. But it’s one that will help him through the offseason.

Active COVID-19 infections surpass 3,000 for first time in North Dakota

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:58
The department also reported eight new deaths in the state from COVID-19. The deceased were six males and two females in their 80s and 90s, all of whom were from Morton County and suffered from underlying health conditions.

924 more people with COVID-19 in Minnesota on Saturday

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:46
13 more Minnesotans have died from COVID-19. Four of them were residents of St. Louis County.

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