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Volunteers get rare access at the North Dakota Heritage Center

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 19:02
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BISMARCK—Volunteers at the state's largest museum have found that treasures come in all shapes, sizes and forms.

While sorting artifacts in the lower level of the North Dakota Heritage Center,...

Minnesota homeowners invited to pursue heating assistance

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 19:01
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ST. PAUL—With a frigid season ahead, Minnesota is urging eligible residents in need of help paying heating bills to sign up for the Energy Assistance Program.

Households that earn less...

He was a vicious Vikings tackle. Now Tim Irwin changes kids' lives as a juvenile court judge

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 17:52
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former Vikings offensive tackle Tim Irwin is 6 feet 7, 300 pounds, so it's a good fit when he sometimes dresses as Santa Claus during the Christmas...

Capitals fans missing former Minnesotan who went to Las Vegas

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 17:51
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LAS VEGAS - Before the Washington Capitals even landed in Sin City, roughly 30 of their fans went to City National Arena for a Vegas Golden Knights practice to see...

Versatile Sirles ready to take over for close friend Easton at left guard

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 17:50
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Jeremiah Sirles has a heavy heart, but he is ready to take over for his close friend.

Late in the first quarter of Saturday night's 16-0 victory over...

Christmas is coldest in more than two decades in region

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 17:38
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Parts of the Red River Valley had its coldest Christmas in more than two decades this year, National Weather Service officials said Monday.

In Grand Forks,...

Hibbing man’s vehicle crashes, but death attributed to medical emergency

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 16:11
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HIBBING, Minn. -- A 35-year-old Hibbing man died from a medical emergency after his car crashed in Hibbing on Christmas Eve.

Dennis Jay Dix was southbound with a passenger...

Genetic counselors can guide patients and families about risk for diseases

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 15:15
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FARGO—LeAnn Toppen's trip to the emergency room led quickly to the discovery that she had ovarian cancer. A biopsy confirmed her doctors' suspicions.

After surgery and 18 weeks of chemotherapy,...

Man identified who was killed when his van hit stalled bus in middle of SD interstate

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 15:13
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RAPID CITY, S.D.—A 31-year-old man killed on Interstate 90 in South Dakota last Thursday night when his van hit a charter bus that was stalled in the middle of the...

3 escape Suburban after it plunges into lake on Christmas Eve

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:04
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Three people escaped a vehicle after it broke through the ice Sunday, Dec. 24, on Little Detroit Lake here.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office said the...

The local foods scene

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:05
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MANDAN, N.D. — In Vermont, where Angela and Brian McGinness used to farm, small towns don't have big grocery stores.

"In every town, people buy food from their neighbors," Angela...

Why a man left a box of manure for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 10:11
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It was one of those gag cards you can buy in a drugstore. "Merry Catsmess!" read the caption. And in a personal touch, as if for emphasis, Robby Strong had...

McM farm trustee charges fraud

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:50
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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The trustee in the McM Inc. bankruptcy is alleging fraud in some transactions and said he's gathered $9 million in crop proceeds to be distributed among...

Column: How to save your own life

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:36
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Some say the holidays were invented to inject some cheer into the darkest days of the year. But the truth is, dark days can hit us any time of year....

Will the rapidly-shrinking store save retail?

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 08:15
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With holiday shopping in full swing, Sears decided it was time to host a "grand reopening" for its department store at Fair Oaks Mall in Northern Virginia, complete with magic...

After long road to quadruplets, Minn. couple says they 'wouldn't change anything'

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 08:05
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HOYT LAKES, Minn. — Allyson and Tony Ponto were married in 2005 and wanted children immediately.

Pregnancy happened quickly, but it didn't last. Allyson experienced her first ectopic pregnancy —...

Smiles from Santa: Brainerd-area seniors receive a Christmas surprise

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 08:00
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BRAINERD, Minn.—A chorus of knocks and doorbells across the Brainerd lakes area Tuesday, Dec. 19, announcing the arrival of some unexpected company and Christmas cheer.

When Ralph Fredrick Henkensiefken opened...

ICE detentions skyrocket in Trump's first year

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 07:45
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A move from the Trump administration to increase enforcement on illegal immigration has led to a nearly 500 percent increase in the amount of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees...

SOLIDARITY ON SKATES: Duluth Warriors offer way for servicemen to reconnect through hockey

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 22:02
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DULUTH—When he left the Navy in 2007 after four years and three deployments, Nate Miller returned to his hometown of St. Cloud, Minn. Gathering intelligence, fortifying communities against the threat...

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