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Everything you need to know about Trump and Biden's visit to Minnesota today

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:52
Both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Minnesota today, Friday, Sept. 18, campaigning for the November election.

Coming soon to a mailbox near you: A push to vote by mail in Minnesota

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:33
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said he mailed absentee ballot applications by mail to registered voters.

Sept. 15-17 polling shows party divide on key issues ahead of election

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:31
Results from an Ipsos/Reuters poll Sept. 15-17

UND hires 29 more coronavirus contact tracers, aided by state funds

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:30
In an effort to not overrun county and state services, UND has hired more people to carry out contact tracing for COVID-19 cases.

Brainerd man pleads guilty to illegally hunting 700-pound bear, cutting off its head, on Red Lake Reservation

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:23
Brett Stimac of Brainerd posted photos of his kill on social media. The Red Lake Band doesn’t permit non-Indians to hunt bear, a clan animal, within the boundaries of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, due to the bear’s spiritual importance.

LIVE: Democratic candidate Joe Biden gives 2:45 p.m. speech in Duluth

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:03
Watch a livestream of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden's speech in Duluth here at 2:45 p.m. CDT.

Voters line up as some U.S. states open early voting; Trump, Biden head to Minnesota

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:57
Recent opinion polls have given Biden a comfortable lead in Minnesota. The poll-tracking website RealClearPolitics showed Biden up by an average of 10.2 points as of Friday.

Grand Forks Symphony to present first concert of season Sunday

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:49
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra opens its 2020-21 season with a performance beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Masonic Center.

Ravnsborg crash: At the scene where their cousin died, two brothers return again and again, seeking justice

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:46
Some people build shrines to a departed love one at the scene of their death. The Nemec brothers have turned this crash site into a living memorial, not as a place to remember, but a place of challenge.  This is where South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed their cousin, Joe Boever, with his car late Saturday, Sept. 12. The brothers aren't going to let anyone forget it.

Using a GoPro camera, ND angler becomes international fishing sensation on YouTube

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:46
Nine years ago, Matt Nelson started posting videos of his fishing journeys. He uses GoPro cameras and good editing techniques to produce a simple fishing show.

Outdoors Notebook: Sandhill crane seasons get underway, N.D. Game and Fish issues ANS reminder etc.

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:36
In North Dakota, the sandhill crane limits are three daily and nine in possession in Unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and two daily and six in possession in Unit 2 (east of U.S. Highway 281). In Minnesota, the bag limit this year has increased to two sandhill cranes per day in the Northwest Zone, the only part of the state open to sandhill crane hunting.

LIVE: President Trump holds a news conference

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:30
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 18, at the White House.

Massive testing day yields new pandemic record for active COVID cases in North Dakota

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:24
The North Dakota Department of Health reported more than 10,000 new test results on Friday, including 508 new positives and nearly 3,000 active cases statewide.

Motorcyclist killed in Williston crash Thursday

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:14
WILLISTON, N.D. — A motorcyclist was killed Thursday, Sept. 17, in a collision with another vehicle in Williston, N.D.

U.S. will extend border restrictions with Canada, Mexico until Oct. 21

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:32
Sources in Washington and Ottawa this week said the measures on the joint border would most likely have to be rolled over until at least the end of November due to COVID-19.

Moderna sees 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate by year end

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:25
Moderna had enrolled 25,296 participants out of a planned 30,000 in its late-stage study as of Wednesday.

Grand Forks Rep. Eidson resigns, citing post-military mental health struggle

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:23
State Rep. Matt Eidson, D-Grand Forks, has submitted a letter of resignation effective Sept. 30 to leave the Legislature, citing mental health issues — post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression — following eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Upper EPA brass attend ND Grain Growers E-Tour

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:00
Greg Sopkin, based in Denver, heads EPA Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Carrie Meadows, a national “agricultural adviser” to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, in Washington, D.C., also was on the tour.

Beef groups team up to feed health care workers

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:00
Three North Dakota beef groups provided a free meal to Bismarck-area health care professionals on Sept. 11.

Watch: U.S. Senate candidates Tina Smith, Jason Lewis face off in virtual debate

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:30
This virtual forum is hosted by the Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce.

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