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Mr. Townley goes to Washington

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 06:15
In the early 1900s, North Dakota had a “live free or die” culture that encouraged self-reliance and independence from fiercely loyal political partisanship. Now, an overwhelming majority identify as Republicans. How did the electorate change from voting for a Congressional delegation of Democrats? This is the first of a five-part reporting series that seeks to answer that question.

Port: How can we learn from our mistakes if we erase them?

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 06:00
As more and more of our media — from journalism to sitcoms to adult cartoons — exists exclusively in a digital format the risk of self-serving manipulation and even censorship is very real.

Endorsement: Peterson in 7th District

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 06:00
According to the website FiveThirtyEight.com, Rep. Collin Peterson has been among the most moderate Democrats during the last two sessions of Congress.

WeatherTalk: 70-degree afternoons are still likely

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 00:00
If the damp chill of our recent weather has you feeling down, take heart in the fact that the month of October usually brings a few pleasantly warm afternoons before winter weather sets in. The Fargo-Moorhead and Grand Forks areas average about four or five days at or above 70 degrees in October. Of course, an average is only that. Any given year can deliver lots of mild October weather or hardly any. There have been nine Octobers since 1881 without any 70-degree weather. The most recent was in 2009.

Friday's local scoreboard

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 23:26
Prep football

James, Davis power Lakers to 2-0 lead over Heat

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:48
LeBron James had 33 points and Anthony Davis contributed 32, and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 124-114 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday near Orlando.

Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID-19

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 21:36
Oct 2 (Reuters) - Kellyanne Conway, a former counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday said she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Vikings again have no positive tests for coronavirus, prepare to fly to Houston

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 21:33
Is Houston the opponent Minnesota needs?

No quarantine for U.S. Vice President Pence, whose COVID-19 test was negative; next in line to Trump

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 21:16
"This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery," spokesman Devin O'Malley said on Twitter.

Fargo man accused of making death threat was seen in gorilla mask carrying machete, police say

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 18:52
A woman saw a man, later identified as Jorden Pickus, wearing a gorilla mask and dark clothing as he walked down the hallway, court documents said. He also was carrying a machete, an incident report said

Burgum-funded committee leads campaign against North Dakota higher ed board expansion

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 18:30
The Dakota Leadership PAC, derives most of its funding from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, has been sending mailers to homes across the state asking residents to vote against “Measure 1,” which would expand state’s Board of Higher Education from eight to 15 members and extend their terms from four to six years.

Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson introduces Twins Cities to new dance move: The Griddy

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 18:23
EAGAN, Minn. -- Justin Jefferson knew he had to hit The Griddy last weekend. He had been thinking about it in the days leading up to Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, and he hoped he would get to do it in the end zone at some point.

Minnesota health officials urge those around the president this week to be tested

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 18:09
Donald Trump's illness leads state health officials to revisit standing advice on quarantine and screening

Minnesota United’s 2019 draft success pays dividends three times over

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:55
Between St. Clair, Gasper and Dotson, United is runaway MLS leader for most minutes played by 2019 draft class

President at Walter Reed Medical Center after COVID diagnosis

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:45
The president's illness upended his reelection campaign with just 31 days to go until Election Day. The campaign said it would postpone rallies and other events where he was scheduled to appear, or take them online.

Judge rejects voter face mask challenge to Walz's order

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:43
ST. PAUL — A federal judge on Friday, Oct. 2, ruled against a Minnesota group that claimed that masks should not be required at polling places.

Twins welcome some minor leaguers back to Fort Myers

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:42
Select Minnesota Twins minor leaguers, many of whom spent the season at home, unable to compete as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season, have reported to Fort Myers, Fla., to get some work in.

Gophers star Rashod Bateman had COVID-19 before reinstatement

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:12
MINNEAPOLIS -- After Rashod Bateman announced his reinstatement to play his junior season this fall, the Minnesota Gophers’ star receiver told the Star Tribune he had contracted COVID-19 this summer.

Trump Duluth rally attendees advised to get tested, monitor for symptoms; Rep. Stauber tests negative

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:11
President Donald Trump received the results of a positive for COVID-19 test the day after he held a campaign rally in Duluth.

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