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WeatherTalk: The Laptev Sea is still unfrozen this fall

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:00
This summer, a long-lasting warm spell on the heals of an unusually early spring ice melt across northern Russia has caused a delay in the formation of fast ice this fall across the Laptev Sea, which is that portion of the Arctic Ocean adjacent to the Siberian coast. This is, in fact, the first time in recorded history that sea ice has failed to form in the region of Earth by late October. The last 14 years are the 14 years of the smallest Arctic ice extent since the satellite record began in 1979.

Inside the Newsroom take you behind the scenes of the Dakota Spotlight podcast

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 00:01
Get insights and additional information on the Dakota Spotlight podcast directly from host James Wolner on this special edition of Inside the Newsroom. You’ll hear about the podcast, the cases he covers and how James searches for truth with listeners like you.

Dodgers bounce back to beat Rays, lead series 3-2

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 22:51
Clayton Kershaw surpasses Justin Verlander's all-time record of 205 postseason strikeouts.

Cantlay outduels Rahm, Thomas to win Zozo crown

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 20:48
Cantlay was three strokes back entering the day, but carded nine birdies and two bogeys to notch his third career victory

Gophers remind that the ‘sky hasn’t fallen’ after season-opening loss to Michigan

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 17:44
On top of their special teams issues, the Gophers defense didn’t force any turnovers.

Best birthday ever: McDonald wins first title at LPGA Drive On

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 16:42
McDonald started the day with a one-shot lead and held on to it to finish with a 3-under 69 for a 16-under, 272 total

Pelosi aims to keep top U.S. House job if Democrats keep majority

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 16:32
Control of the Republican-led Senate is also at stake in the Nov. 3 contest, and Pelosi on Sunday acknowledged the need for Democrats to also win back control of the upper chamber in order to pursue their agenda.

21 new Minnesota COVID deaths reported Sunday

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 16:28
Nine of those were people living in private residences. Twelve were living in long-term care facilities or assisted-living centers.

Biden blasts Trump as U.S. COVID-19 cases mount and Pence staff endures outbreak

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 16:07
The United States in the past two days has registered its highest number of new COVID-19 cases - about 84,000 on Friday and about 79,900 on Saturday. The pandemic, which has killed about 225,000 people in the United States and left millions of Americans jobless, remains front and center in the presidential race.

One man's battle to fix a 100-year-old mistake on two Minnesota lake names

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 16:00
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Richard Skarie said it’s been bothering his family for years: Boe Lake, about 5 miles northwest of Audubon, Minn., in Hamden Township keeps showing up on plat books as Seabold Lake.

Tips from the CDC to stay safe on Halloween

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 15:37
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips to help families stay safe while celebrating Halloween.

Don't let COVID-19 scare you away on Halloween

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 15:30
There are many ways to have fun this Halloween while staying safe, including local trunk-or-treat events, drive-by scares and ideas for stay-at-home activities. The CDC recommends you keep your distance, wear a cloth mask as your costume mask, wash your hands, don't plunge your hands into a bowl full of candy and try not to scream.

Brainerd teacher home after 5 days in ICU with COVID-19

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 15:15
The Borash family considers themselves among the fortunate, they said, as those who could once again lay eyes on their loved ones after watching the hospital doors close behind them. And they hope Dave Borash's brush with mortality will serve as a warning to others in the lakes area community — this virus is not only real, it’s unpredictable, unforgiving and relentless. It has the power to incapacitate a healthy, active man with no preexisting conditions, and to send that same man’s daughter to the emergency room with debilitating chest pain.

Barrett's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation edges closer after Sunday vote

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 14:43
Republicans are hoping Barrett's confirmation can give a boost to Trump and incumbent senators in the party facing tough re-election fights.

Pisek, N.D. man dies in rural Walsh County crash Sunday morning

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 14:28
A Pisek, N.D. man is dead after a crash near Park River early Sunday, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Deaths continue as active COVID-19 cases slow down in North Dakota

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 14:20
Eight deaths were reported Sunday.

Astro Bob: Go Climb a Mountain ... on the Moon!

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 13:42
Tonight we'll head up to the Apennine Mountains for a sweeping vista of Mare Imbrium, site of one of the moon's greatest cataclysms.

Pence to keep up U.S. campaigning after close aides test positive for COVID-19

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:31
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters that White House doctors have cleared Pence to travel after Short tested positive. Pence is scheduled to address rallies in Kinston, North Carolina, later on Sunday and in Hibbing, Minnesota, on Monday.

Kathryn Burgum hosts a virtual Recovery Reinvented event Wednesday

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:00
Kathryn Burgum and her husband, Gov. Doug Burgum, will host the online event on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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