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Photos: Purple lights honor Minnesota's COVID-19 victims, frontline workers

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 20:00
Dozens of Minnesota landmarks were lit in purple Thursday, Nov. 19, to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic. Here are a few of those landmarks.

West Fargo's historic stockyards to be shuttered, sold for possible development

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:20
WEST FARGO — Late Tuesday afternoon, Kelly Klein was shuffling down alleys, shutting gates and clearing pens to ready the West Fargo stockyards for the hundreds of sheep and cattle arriving for the Wednesday, Nov. 18, auction that would open at 8:30 a.m., just as sales began there each week for the past 85 years.

Central's Strandell, Red River's Sather receive North Dakota Class AAA all-state honors

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:00
The Grand Forks high school football teams will play at a new, lower classification next season, but both Red River and Central had one player among North Dakota Class AAA's best this year.

Trump order could spark mass firings of civil servants, lawmakers warn

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:44
Trump's order allows agencies to reclassify workers involved in policy-making to a new "Schedule F" category without the job protections they have now. The agencies must complete their reviews by Jan. 19, the day before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Sanford Health to pay $329K settlement over Medicaid claims

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:25
Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health will pay $329,412.12 to South Dakota, to reimburse the state's share of alleged costs from Medicaid claims made from 2010-2019 by a former Sanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Wilson Asfora. 

Tiffany Sanderson appointed South Dakota education secretary

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:23
Tiffany Sanderson is currently a senior policy adviser to Noem, with a portfolio that includes K-12 education, higher education and workforce development. Her appointment to education secretary is effective Dec. 9. 

Much love here for Carolina QB Teddy Bridgewater, who returns Sunday to face Vikings

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:19
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fans on hand Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, and Teddy Bridgewater is planning to spend his weekend in Minnesota mostly sequestered in his hotel room. But you can bet the former Vikings quarterback will see much love while he is in town to play his former team.

Pipeline leak spills about 8,400 gallons of source water in Bowman County

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:14
BISMARCK — A pipeline leak spilled about 200 barrels of source water near Marmarth in southwestern North Dakota on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

After latest personal foul, Vikings safety Harrison Smith is at a loss

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 16:58
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith read the play perfectly. He saw Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb cross over the middle, and the moment the ball got there, Smith laid the boom on him for the pass breakup.

What if Vikings receiver Adam Thielen, on COVID reserve list, can’t play vs. Panthers?

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 16:40
In a perfect world for the Vikings, star receiver Adam Thielen will be able to suit up for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

NWHL, Whitecaps set for season in a bubble

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:47
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Whitecaps are coming back … in New York.

Gophers star receiver Rashod Bateman opts out for rest of 2020

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:41
MINNEAPOLIS — Rashod Bateman has decided to move on again.

Trump pardons former adviser Flynn, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:38
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Law enforcement investigating fatal shooting near Cass Lake

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:31
TEN LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — One man is dead after a fatal shooting Tuesday evening near Cass Lake. Area law enforcement has not yet made any arrests, nor released the identity of the victim.

Miami pulls away from UND in men's basketball season opener

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:10
OXFORD, Ohio -- A slow start and shooting struggles cost the UND men's basketball team in its season opener Wednesday.

Minnesota records 72 deaths on Wednesday

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:09
State losses tie previous one-day record

Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:01
The Democratic former vice president has vowed to make tackling COVID-19 a top priority after taking office on Jan. 20, having accused Trump during the campaign of panicking and surrendering in the face of a public health crisis.

Native View: Thanksgiving 2020 a cornucopia of emotion for American Indians in Minnesota

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:00
Given that Thanksgiving, by its very name, is a holiday centered on gratitude, where does that leave us as American Indians this year?

Walz announces $1 million in pandemic-related grants geared toward tourism industry

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 14:59
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's official tourism department plans to award more than $1 million in grants to the state's beleaguered tourism industry, Gov. Tim Walz's office announced Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Viewpoint: This holiday season, support Grand Forks businesses

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 14:00
Before you click "add to cart" on that next Amazon purchase, remember that your neighbors’ bills aren’t supported by sending money elsewhere.

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